Dow Crag

16:24 (Grid SD 263 977)

The fell tops were covered with cloud and heavy rain was falling.

The team was contacted by Cumbria Police (CUMPOL) reporting a couple having become lost on the tops and were wet and cold. They had ascended Swirl How and become lost on their descent.

A GPS location was provided by the police so a full team call out was not required due to the potential of further incidents occurring.

Two small parties made way from the Walna Scar Road. One party headed up past Goats Water and over Dow and one party carried along the Walna Scar and up over Brown Pike to rendezvous with the other party. Both teams carried extra warm jackets and hot drinks.

The missing couple were located near the top of South Rake on Dow Crag. They were escorted off the Fell down to the team vehicles on the Walna Scar Road.

Once at the base they were provided with further warm drinks and one of the team leaders took them back to Bowness where their guest house was.

This call out involved 9 team members and lasted 4 1/2 hours.

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