THOUSANDS of pounds has been sent to mountain rescue teams in the Lake District since the airing of a new documentary.

Lake District Rescue, which used body cam footage from rescuers to highlight the work they do, premiered on Sunday on More4,

Over £3,000 has been raised for teams since it aired.

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The first episode is available to watch now on All4, featuring rescue attempts in Eskdale, Keswick, Coniston and on Scafell Pike.

The teams across the county require roughly £1 million a year to stay in operation, meaning the spike in interest is set to massively assist their efforts.

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All the incidents in the show are real and were filmed last year over the course of their busiest Summer on record, with over 700 call-outs recorded.

You can watch the second episode of Lake District Rescue on More4 on Sunday April, 14 at 9:00pm.