Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team came to the aid of St Bernard Daisy on Scafell Pike

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were faced with a different sort of rescue when Daisy a 55kg St Bernard decided she was going no further on a descent from Scafell Pike with her owners.

Not knowing how to get their beloved pet off the fell her owners called for assistance from the Wasdale MRT who were happy to oblige.

But the rescue wasn't without its challenges due to size of exhausted Daisy. Daisy was also showing signs of pain in her legs and the team called on the advice of local vets before moving her onto a stretcher to take her off the peak.

Daisy the St Bernard being stretchered off Scafell Pike Credit: Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

A spokesperson for Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team said: 'At Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team we recognise that our mission “To save life and alleviate distress” extends further than just the visitors and the local community who visit or live within our area of responsibility.

"Having team members with their own pampered pooches at home and also our very own much adored search dog Jess, we recognize the distress that both an animal can feel and also that of their owners.

"Therefore, when Cumbria Police contacted us about a St. Bernard dog who had collapsed whilst descending from the summit of Scafell Pike and unable to carry on; our members didn’t need to think twice about mobilising and deploying to help retrieve Daisy off England’s highest....

"On reaching their location, team members carefully introduced themselves to Daisy so as not to cause any additional distress, and with the help of a treat or two members were able to assess her condition and administer analgesia for the pain....

"After a little persuasion and a bit of arranging the stretcher to become dog friendly and of course plenty more treats, the 55kg Daisy very quickly settled down with her chin resting on the head guard, having realised that we were trying to help her.

"From there on, apart from the odd little adjustment, the evacuation was found to be not that much different to a normal adult evacuation which is, of course, the bread and butter of our team, which we have done hundreds of times before."

The St Bernard made a full recovery. Credit: Wasdale Mountain Rescue

After a good night's sleep Daisy has made a full recovery.