An exhausted and cold athlete attempting to run the Coast to Coast long distance footpath was forced to find shelter under some trees at Haweswater after being on the move for 24 hours.
The runner contacted his wife shortly after 10pm on Tuesday night to inform her of his predicament.
Unable to contact her husband further due to a poor mobile phone signal, she called Derbyshire Police who then made contact with Cumbria Police. Penrith mountain rescue team was tasked with locating the exhausted runner. The team were deployed in a series of search patterns and quickly located the missing man in woodland near Burnbanks.
He was then taken back to the Penrith team’s base to await the arrival of the runner’s wife and brother.
Twenty-seven mountain rescue team volunteers were involved and the rescue took two-and-a-half hours.
The Coast to Coast walk is a 182-mile route from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay.