KESWICK Mountain Rescue Team were called to the assistance of a 12-year-old girl on Stoneycroft Beck, who was with a school group Ghyll scrambling in Stoneycroft Beck in the Newlands Valley.

The girl was not injured but had a chronic hip condition that had decided to play up at the top of what is called the ‘washing machine,’ a deep pool in the stream involving a jump and swim.

Having already descended part of the stream the girl was wet and cold despite wearing a wetsuit.

She was also in too much pain to bear weight.

Two team paramedics assessed her before she was loaded onto a stretcher and carried away from the stream bed and down the track to the roadside where a North West Ambulance Service ambulance was waiting to take over.

The incident occurred on Wednesday at 4pm demanded 14 members, who were on the scene for just under two hours.