A rescue dog successfully led the search to locate an injured walker on a Lake District fell last month.

Jess, the tri-colour Collie, headed up the search after Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (WMRT) was contacted by Cumbria police on March 24.

The volunteers were called out around 6:20 pm to locate a couple reported to be overdue by a friend.

The pair had last been reported at Windy Gap after ascending Pillar trail from Wasdale Head.

One walker was reported to have a knee injury before contact was lost as they attempted to make their way back from Wasdale via Nether Beck.

A full callout was issued for a potential stretcher carry, with search dog Jess at the front starting the hunt from Nether Beck, Waterfalls. 

A spokesperson for WMRT said:  "Happily, she quickly made a find with the walkers a little off the path, walking slowly back to the road.

"After a quick assessment, the walkers were able to complete the walk back to their car without assistance and the team stood down."

The rescue took two hours and 41 minutes and involved 16 team members - including Jess.