Callout Date: 02/09/2021
Callout Time: 9:55 am
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Police, Forestry Commission
A mountain biker heard distinct shouts for help on the Altura Red trail in Whinlatter forest near to Lord’s Seat. The direction of the calls was believed to be coming from the Barf area. After calling for support, police and forestry commission personnel arrived to meet the informant, as well as Keswick MR team members. A search of the area was carried out including the usual rescue hot spots on Barf. No further shouts were heard and no casualty was found. After some time searching the team was stood down and returned to base. It’s unclear why and who made the shouts but the call out request was based on good intentions.
11 team members – 1 hour 27 minutes