Bolton Mountain Rescue Team helped to find a man who went missing near Rivington.

A total of 23 volunteers helped with the search for a 64-year-old on Wednesday at around 3.20pm after being called by Lancashire Police.

The missing man was reported to be suffering from a medical condition, which gave cause for concern. He had become separated from an organised walking group an hour previously and had not returned.

A spokesman for Bolton Mountain Rescue Team said: "As formal searching was about to begin the team was informed by police officers present the man had been located near to Lead Mine's Clough, having fallen earlier.

"Team members and police officers attended the location and treated the man. He was suffering from mild hypothermia. He was conveyed to Rivington for further assessment and warming and then onwards to hospital.

"Our thanks to Bowland Pennine MRT who were standing by to assist us."

Last month the rescue team was sent to Haslam Park after a man fell.

He was found conscious but cold and handed over to paramedics.

To support Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, which is made up of volunteers, visit the team's Facebook page.