Callout Date: 27/08/2020
Callout Time: 6:46 pm
Agencies Involved: Patterdale MRT, Keswick MRT
The team were called by Patterdale MRT who had been contacted by the Police after a walker reported she and her brother had become separated whilst on Helvellyn. She had returned to their departure point at Swirls car park but had become concerned when he failed to appear. Given it was on the western side of Helvellyn it was felt this was a job for Keswick and because of difficulties in contacting the informant, due to poor phone signal, one team member was asked to meet her and glean further information. As this was happening further information came in to say the missing man had suffered a tumble and sustained cuts and grazes but was making slow progress down. Using the PhoneFind location software we could monitor his progress down, but given the update about possible injuries a further two team members drove out to assist. The man was soon located just above the car park and reunited with his sister. Fortunately his injuries were not serious.
4 team members – 1 hour 24 minutes