A new team leader has been appointed for Galloway Mountain Rescue Team.
Ken Mackenzie joined the team in 2002 and had been Deputy Team Leader since 2011. He officially became Team Leader at the team's Annual General Meeting on 29th October.
He will replace Mike McCann who has been the Team Leader for three years.
"It's an honour to take on the leadership role for such a dedicated group of volunteers. I'm sure the next three years will provide a few challenges but I'm looking forward to these opportunities."
A warning has been issued about the dangers of venturing onto the high-fells.
Rescue services in the county have already saved 24 people so far this week.
One call-out involved a family of four and their dog, who, on Wednesday afternoon, called for help after getting stuck on Scafell pike.
Mountain rescue teams in the Lake District have been called out twice in the past 36 hours to help people caught out by the weather it follows the death of a woman who was hiking near Wastwater on Friday.
They're once again asking walkers to be prepared and check the forecast before venturing onto Cumbria's mountains.
Katie Hunter has this report.
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A group of teenagers have got into difficulty whilst camping near Glencoyne in Ullswater.
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out to the group at 1am this morning after they had been caught out by the very strong winds and heavy rain. The group had descended on steep ground to try and find shelter.
During the evening each of their tents were blown down and the group ended up sheltering in one of the damaged tents. One of the group was reported to be suffering from hypothermia and all of them were cold and wet.
Due to the severe weather, the number of young people in the group, and possible multiple casualties Patterdale Mountain rescue team called for assistance from Penrith and Kirby Stephen Mountain rescue teams which helped to help evacuate the group safely off the fell.
The young people were then transported back to the Patterdale rescue centre where they were given hot drinks, food and dry clothes.
"The bad weather today was forecast yet we still undertook two rescues during the night, each lasting about five hours, and both brought about by the poor weather. During the second incident one of our team members was injured and is currently in hospital with a suspected fractured ankle."
The rescue lasted five hours and involved 10 members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team as well as 6 members from Penrith MRT and 14 members of Kirkby Stephen MRT.
A woman has been found dead after going missing from a party of walkers by the Overbeck river gorge near Wastwater in west Cumbria.
Wasdale Mountain Rescue team say it was called to assist the Police on Friday 24th October. The woman was found in a pool below the main waterfall.
A Royal Navy Seaking helicopter which was training in the area helped remove the woman's body from the area.
A member of the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team has been awarded for his years of dedicated service.
Ken McCubbin has been saving people lost in the Galloway Hills for nearly 40 years.
He even helped with the rescue effort at the Lockerbie Air Disaster in 1988.
He was presented with a Distinguished Service Award from the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland at a ceremony in Aviemore.
Two men descending the highest mountain in the Galloway Hills were rescued by helicopter last night, after becoming disoriented.
The alarm was raised at about 7pm, when they became lost while making their way down the Merrick.
Police Scotland asked the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team to help, and seven members went to the mountain to locate the walkers.
But as they made their way to the area, the men were rescued by a police helicopter, which was able to land and evacuate them despite the failing light.
It is the first time the Police Scotland helicopter has been deployed in a rescue of this type.
If you're heading onto the hills this bank holiday weekend, "make sure you're prepared". That's the plea from mountain rescue teams ahead of the bank holiday weekend.
Wasdale Mountain Rescue team in the Lake District had five calls last weekend, including a family who phoned for help and then failed to notify emergency services once they'd made it to safety.
The team says this wasted time but could have put other people at risk. Katie Hunter reports:
It's a plea mountain rescue teams make time and time again - if you're heading onto the hills this bank holiday weekend then make sure you're prepared.
Wasdale Mountain Rescue team in the Lake District had five calls last weekend including one family who called for help and then failed to notify emergency services once they'd made it to safety.
Penny Kirby explains what type of strain it put on the organisation if they are called out when someone has found their way but not informed them:
"It means that were are searching unnecessarily and extends the search by hours. It means that if we have a genuine call for help later on, we might not be in a position to help, and would have to call on other teams which puts a delay into the system."
- Check the forecast - be mindful that it is about ten degrees cooler on the tops than in the valley with stronger winds and heavier rain
- Wear the right clothing and take extra
- Take and use a map and a compass
- Be aware of what time it gets dark