Rescuers in the Lake District have been learning how to deal with a serious mountain biking accident.
A major exercise has been taking place near Ambleside, involving British Cycling, mountain rescue teams and an RAF search and rescue helicopter.
A 61 year old man's being treated in hospital after being rescued from the River Nith in Dumfries.The man was spotted at around 5:30pm yesterday near to the Whitesands. Dumfries fire and rescue officers managed to pull him from the river.
He was treated at the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
Police aren't treating it as suspicious but would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the incident.
Two men had to be rescued from a Lake District ravine after getting into difficulties on the Wasdale Screes.
The North West Air Ambulance were called out to the walkers in Great Gully, and 19 members of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were sent to help with the rescue on Tuesday afternoon.
The Air Ambulance team spotted the casualties on the crags, and the mountain rescue were then able to make their way down the steep ravine using a fixed rope system.
One of the men was found to have an injured wrist, and he was winched up the crag.
The other man was uninjured and was roped to safety.
Two women have been rescued from Scafell Pike in Cumbria after they became separated from their walking group.
A married couple were walking up the mountain with their sister and two sons when the group split into two at around 5pm last night (15th July).
The husband and two sons headed for the summit via Mickledore whilst the wife and sister, decided to take the easier route to the summit via Lingmell Col.
The ladies then failed to appear at the summit and a call was made from the husband to the emergency services at 10.30pm.
The missing pair were then contacted via a team leader at Wasdale Mountain Rescue and it was found that they were fit and well.
The decision was then made to wait until morning before calling out the recue team as the ladies could not give sufficient information for the rescuers to locate them.
The two ladies were then found on the southern slopes of Slight Side at 8.45am this morning (16th July).
The couple had reached the summit but then made a navigational error and walked down into Eskdale, before stopping when they reached steep ground.
Both ladies were uninjured.
Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team would like to remind people to take sufficient clothing, equipment and food for emergency situations and also advise people to keep together, especially in groups with limited navigation skills.
The girl was treated by a doctor from the Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance and then flown down the fell to a waiting ambulance.
Her condition is said to be stable.
A teenage boy is recovering from head injuries after falling 20 metres at Dufton Ghyll in Cumbria.
The 16-year-old, who is from the south of England, was taken to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough after being recovered by the Penrith Mountain Rescue Team using ropes and a stretcher.
Specialist equipment has been used to rescue a cow that fell 100 feet down an embankment and into a river near Sedbergh in Cumbria.
Firefighters well called to the river Rawthey after a local farmer found the 12-month-old cow in the water.
Members of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service used ropes to get down to the cow and a specialist swift water rescue team moved it to a place where it could be hoisted to safety.
Local builder George Baines provided a crane which was then used to lift the cow from the riverside up to a bridge.
The animal escaped serious injury and is expected to make a full recovery.
A couple are recovering after being rescued from the side of a mountain in Cumbria.
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team and police searched the area around Caudale Moor in the eastern part of the Lake District for three hours yesterday evening.
The couple had got lost in low cloud and mist.
They were found uninjured and helped down the mountainside to safety.
The 58-year-old was taken from the property in Balmoral Avenue after the kitchen
caught alight in the early hours of Saturday 30th March.
He was treated at the scene for the effects of smoke inhalation.
Experts at the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA), National Wildlife Rescue Centre say that a seal pup rescued after being washed up near Stranraer is responding well.
SSPCA Wildlife assistant Kaniz Hayat is one of those looking after seven week old Smartie.
She confirmed that the Grey seal pup was infected with worms which might be one reason it ended up being found by workers at the Cairnryan port.
The animal is beginning to regain weight and is likely to reach its release weight of between 30 to 35 kilos in one months time.
The animal centre also confirmed that Smartie is a female.
She is likely to be put back into the wild at Aberdour in Fife where the SSPCA have made a number of sucessful releases.
However, they have not ruled out putting her back into the sea near where she was found.