Mountain rescue team marks 60th anniversary

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team in action Credit: ITV Border

The Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team is marking its 60th anniversary this week.

The group was originally formed to ease the pressure on the Keswick team, which had become overworked. Six decades on, the Cockermouth volunteers have attended an estimated 1,000 call-outs.

Its workload has increased in recent years due to the surge in popularity of hill walking and climbing. It currently has around forty members and is funded by voluntary contributions.