Three people were successfully rescued from Wastwater.
While Whitehaven Coastguard were on patrol yesterday, they were tasked by Belfast Coastguard.
As they approached the scene, police and North West Ambulance Service were hit by heavy traffic and access issues caused by ‘inconsiderate’ parking.
Emergency services are dealing with an incident at Wastwater Lake, however our vehicles are struggling to get to the location due to abandoned vehicles and inconsiderate parking. Be mindful when parking vehicles to ensure there is space for emergency services vehicles and others— Cumbria Police (@Cumbriapolice) June 2, 2021
By the time paramedics and coastguard teams had reached the scene, they were informed that the casualties were out of the water and in the care of Cumbria Constabulary, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team and Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.
All casualties were deemed to be okay by paramedics at the scene.
Millom Coastguard Rescue Team were also called to the incident.