Storm Desmond has pummelled most of the North of England and Scotland over the weekend with many homes evacuated and left without power.
Strong winds and heavy rain caused unprecedented damage and travel disruption chaos and sad news of a body found after a river search in Kendal makes it all the more tragic.
The emergency services and mountain rescue teams have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of the people who have been affected by the storm, Cumbria and Lancashire being the worst counties affected.
According to The Met Office, Honister in Cumbria received 341.4mm of rainfall this weekend, which breaks the 24-hour rain record and many flood warnings and alerts are still in place.
Difficult conditions require strong and resilient teams and with that comes the Defender, vehicle of choice for most rescue teams and it’s in conditions like these the Defender comes into its own.
The humble Defender can be relied upon in times of adversity and gives consistent support to the teams when they need it most, helping where others couldn’t.
We gathered some of the various mountain rescue teams involved in the flooding putting their Defenders to use and selflessly reaching out to people in need.
Keep up the good work and stay safe, from all at LRO.