A MAN who started to feel unwell while on a walk up Pendle Hill was rescued by the mountain rescue team.

The man was taken ill on Sunday while out walking and after calling the ambulance service, the Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team were also asked for assistance.

They helped the man down Pendle Hill before taking him to the waiting ambulance.

Pete Goble, team leader, said: “It’s good that the ambulance service are mindful that we are there.

“There are some very inaccessible areas locally and sometimes it is not practical for an ambulance crew to attend or move a casualty without specialist skills and equipment.”