Dale Head (80)

Callout Time: 3:58 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs

Two parents and their 14 year old were ascending Dale Head when the boy walked ahead with the intention of waiting for them near the summit. Unfortunately they could not find him and after 30 minutes of searching in intermittent cloud and strong winds the parents called 999 requesting assistance. Three teams plus search dogs were deployed to different locations to begin the search. One of the teams was parking the Land Rover at the end of the miners track on the north side of Dale Head when a person seemed to appear from nowhere. Dressed in a red jacket and black overtrousers the immediate thought was that it was a Keswick MRT member, however it turned out it was the missing boy. All search teams were stood down and two team members were tasked with reuniting the boy with his parents who were still on top of Dale Head. A happy ending with everyone back in time for dinner.

20 team members – 3 hours 22 minutes

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