Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team recovers river bed mattress

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A mountain rescue team helped remove a mattress dumped in an inaccessible river bed in Cumbria.

The mattress had been dropped into the River Cocker from a bridge in Cockermouth, where the banks are too steep for council workers to scale.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team used it as a training exercise.

Councillor Michael Heaslip, executive member for locality services, said it would have cost hundreds of pounds to hire a specialist team.

"Thanks to the generosity of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team, there has been a saving for the taxpayer," he said.

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