Goats Hawse 23rd January 16:13hrs 2/2016


Although dry at first, the weather soon turned into light rain and dense mist higher up near Goats Water. It was mild with very little wind.

The Team was asked to go to the assistance of a female walker near Goats Hawse. She was in a family party of 6 with 2 dogs, making their way up to the top of Coniston Old Man, when she became exhausted and unsteady on her feet.

The Team Leader was able to make contact with one of the walking group and instructed him to turn around and lead the party back down the fell towards Goats Water, which is also the track they had taken on their way up. We would meet up with them en route. Warm clothing and a shelter, together with the First Aid Sack in case treatment was required, was taken by the first group of members, followed by people bringing up the stretcher. The walkers were encountered half way along Goats Water and ensuring all were well enough to carry on, they were accompanied heedfully and safely down to the Land Rovers on Walna Scar, all 3 of which had been deployed for this call out. Hot drinks were offered to the family on arrival at the base, and once details were taken they were able to plan and leave for their onward journey.

11 Team Personnel responded to this incident which took 2 ½ hours.


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