Coniston Old Man

Coniston Old Man

14:27 (Grid SD 272 978)

The afternoon was cloudy with very strong winds on the fell tops.
CUMPOL (Cumbria Police) asked us to go to the assistance of a couple who were on the top of the Old Man of Coniston.
Although it was not clear what the problem was, as initial communication had been cut short, it appeared they were lost and unable to move in high winds, but uninjured. Several attempts were made to contact them to try and ascertain exactly where they were but we were unsuccessful. A full team call out was initiated as a full search may have been necessary. However we then received information that the couple had met up with another group of walkers and were now on their way down between the summit and Goats Water.

The Team was stood down apart from two members who went up to meet them. Following a phone call it then transpired that they were all now descending the main tourist track past Low Water. The couple were eventually met at Windy Gap, safe and well, and were driven back to their car on Walna Scar.

In total 9 Team Members attended this incident which took 1 3/4hrs.

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