Cumbria Crack

Four kayakers rescued from Derwent Water

A multi-agency rescue operation has successfully rescued four kayakers who has got into difficulty in Derwent Water.

Police were alerted to an incident shortly after 5.50pm this evening (22 October) after four kayakers had reportedly capsized.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “A swift operation involving police, Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service and Keswick Mountain Rescue Team successfully rescued all four men.

“The men, who suffered no reported injuries, were subsequently taken to Penrith Hospital to be checked over.”

A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Three fire engines and a water rescue team were called to Barrow Lodge, B5289 Grange bridge to the junction with Watendlath at Barrow Bay, Borrowdale with reports of three casualties in the water.

“On arrival, fire service personnel rescued four casualties from the water and were left in care of ambulance personnel.

“Mountain rescue, ambulance and police also attended.

“Fire service were in attendance approximately two hours ten minutes.”