A group of English hikers had to be rescued from England’s highest mountain after they became unable to walk after taking cannabis. A member of the group called 999, England’s 911, at around 6:30pm on Saturday to report that the group was unable to walk down from Scafell Pike, which rises to a peak of 3,209ft.
A rescue mission which included two mountain rescue teams as well as air support and ambulance teams was put underway.
The group were eventually brought to safety three hours later at 9.45pm.
Police said the men were incapable of walking due to the cannabis use, and said rescue teams had put their lives at risk to help them.
“Never underestimate the mountains. Mountain safety is your responsibility,” Superintendent Justin Bibby from Cumbria Police said.