Newlands Beck, Thornthwaite (109)
Callout Date: 02/11/2022
Callout Time: 6:16 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, NWAS, Fire and Rescue
A man walking his dog on low ground east of the A66 below Thornthwaite got into trouble in rising water near the confluence of Chapel Beck and Newlands Beck. His location was unclear until he was located using the phone find system. The team went out with swift water rescue capability and located the man at his phone find location. After swimming across one swollen but slow-moving stream to reach him team members were able to walk him, in much less deep water, along a track to Bog House, 1500m south east, from where he was evacuated.
19 Team members – 1 hour 54 minutes