Find your local team


The Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit (COMRU) is made up of mountain rescue team members, experienced cavers and mining enthusiasts, and deals specifically with mine rescue incidents. The group has an agreed responsibility to support Cumbria and the Lake District, Southern Scotland, Teesdale, Weardale, the North Lancashire border and the North Yorkshire border, however, they are often called to assist across the UK, including the Isle of Man.

To find out more, go to or find them on Facebook.

COMRU team members in training with Keswick MRT © Rob Grange

If you have an accident in the hills

Dial 999 or 112. Ask for 'Police' then 'Mountain Rescue'. To use the emergencySMS service: Text 999 and send 'Police' + details of incident + location