A MOUNTAIN rescue team were called to assist an ambulance crew after a woman fell ill in the Lake District on Sunday.

The woman had become unwell and fainted whilst out walking.

A team of 10 volunteers from Coniston Mountain Rescue helped transfer the woman to the care of the North West Ambulance Service.

A spokesman for the rescue team said: "The Bank Holiday weather was great, but an unfortunate lady, walking on the path beside Windermere, felt unwell and briefly fainted.

"North West Ambulance Service asked us to help and we got a small team to her from the nearest vehicle access point.

"After assessment and treatment, we got to use our stretcher wheel for the first time on an incident because the lakeside path is good.

"We carried her to our Land Rover and drove her up the hill to hand over to the land ambulance paramedics."