Coniston Old Man

Coniston Old Man

21:22 (Grid SD 300 976)

It had been a wonderful spring evening for our Tuesday search training scenario on the Old Man – clear skies, but cooling quickly when the sun set, with the sharp Easterly wind. We had returned to base after our Search Dog had found the ‘casualty’ in far less time than the human search line.

There was a further ‘unofficial debrief’ in the team’s historical home ( The Sun Coniston) when we were called by Cumbria Police about an overdue walker. His last contact had been at Dow Crag at 1640, and his car was at Tilberthwaite. The team reassembled at base to prepare for another search, but we were stood down when news that the walker had reached his car came in.

10 team members attended for 20 minutes.

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