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Walkers rescued 'after taking cannabis on mountain'

Police say the individuals had taken cannabis. Credit: PA

Cumbria Police say they received a callout yesterday, from people who were "stuck on a mountain, after taking cannabis".

The frustrated police force then tweeted: "Now having to deploy M'tain Rescue, Air support and Ambulance to rescue them. Words fail us....."

The individuals were rescued, but police say mountain rescue volunteers put their own lives at risk to help them.