Hikers high on magic mushrooms rescued in Lake District
Just after noon on Saturday, the team were called to the Stoneycroft, Newlands and Seathwaite area of the national park following reports that a group of young men were in trouble after taking magic mushrooms.
Mountain Rescue England and Wales, which is funded entirely by donations, prides itself on not judging those it helps, regardless of the cause of their distress.
Its report of the callout says simply: “A number of calls were received via passersby, who had come across a group of young adult males who had taken magic mushrooms. Two in the group were feeling unwell, with one saying he could smell his own brain. The casualties were walked down and given advice by the team medic regarding the timing of their onward travel.”