PRAISE FOR ‘SELFLESS’ MOUNTAIN RESCUE VOLUNTEERS
Rory Stewart MP has praised the work of Mountain Rescue teams across his constituency, who went above and beyond to support Cumbrian communities hit by Storm Emma.
Through the intense period of snow and high winds, Mountain Rescue teams across the county worked to keep the public safe, cleared roads and paths , and assisted district nurses in making essential visits to vulnerable patients.
Rory Stewart said: “I am immensely proud of our Mountain Rescue teams and everything they have done for our communities throughout the recent crisis. If it wasn’t for them, the situation could have been much worse, particularly in the rural areas, and many of our district nurses could not have reached their patients. Time and again, whether it be in floods or snow, up on the fells or on our rural roads, Mountain Rescue volunteers demonstrate incredible dedication, skill and selflessness, and we could not get by without them.”