Old Man of Coniston

Old Man of Coniston

14:38 (Grid SD 272 978)

It had rained on and off during the day and low cloud covered the fells.

The team were contacted by Cumbria Police (CUMPOL) to an incident involving a couple had reported themselves being lost in fog after ascending the Old Man of Coniston.

A full team call out was initiated and several teams ascended the fell from various locations. Many efforts were made to contact the lost couple but to no avail.

Teams ascended from Wetherlam, Swirl How, Levers Hawse, Dow Crag and from Goats Hawse. In case the couple had started to descend into Seathwaite Duddon and Furness MRT were contacted to start searching from their side.

After 3 1/2 hours the team were contacted by CUMPOL to say that they were safely back at their vehicle after being assisted down the Fell by a passing walker.

On hearing the news the various teams made their way off the fell.

In total this call out involved 20 members from Coniston MRT and several personnel from Duddon and Furness MRT. This call out lasted 4 1/2 hours.

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