Goats Hawse 26th December 2013 15:30hrs 44/2013


The weather was wet and windy and as dusk was setting in the light was becoming poorer.

A party of six walkers had walked over the summit of Coniston Old Man and then became lost. As it would soon be dark and there was a child with them, they were a little worried and therefore requested assistance.

The Team was put on standby whilst information was gathered as to where they may be and how they were actually descending. It had been reported but not confirmed at the time, that another family member was talking them down. Apparently the party was already on its way off the fell via Goats Hawse and Goats Water. The Team deployed a couple of vehicles and the walkers were soon located not far from the Walna Scar track. They were all safe and well and therefore driven back to the base.

In total 14 members attended this call out which only took 1 hour.

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