Great Gable – Cockermouth MRT Assisted Search

Great Gable – Cockermouth MRT Assisted Search

05:15 (Grid NY 215 119)

The weather was damp but mild, with mist on the fells initially, but later this cleared to sunny spells.

We were contacted in the early hours by Cockermouth MRT, asking if we could send a Team to assist in the search of a missing fell runner. Four Team members left the Base at 5.15am that morning.

We were tasked by Keswick MRT to help search Great Gable. We planned to split into two groups, one walking round Napes Needles, the other up Arran Slack, and then rendezvous with Kirby Stephen MRT on the summit, who were covering the main tourist track. However, the fell runner was located on the top of Brandreth, and whilst we were en route there, the casualty was air lifted to Newcastle Royal Infirmary, and we were then stood down.

The incident was attended by 4 Team personnel and lasted about 6 hours.

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