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Coniston Mountain Rescue Team’s callout to help lost walkers

Three people who had travelled from a Tier 3 area had to call on Coniston Mountain Rescue Team for help yesterday after they became disorientated.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called by Cumbria police just after 5pm to search for the three young men who had gone walking in the fells and became disoriented and benighted in deteriorating weather.

Six team members were out for almost five hours for the callout.

A spokesman for the team said: “We were able to find their position by use of our Phone Find technology. We sent a small party to go and retrieve them.”

The men were supplied with warm waterproofs and headtorches and walked down in worsening weather to the team’s vehicle parked at Levers Water.

They were brought back to the team’s base in Coniston and were met by a police officer for a COVID-19 debrief because they had travelled from a Tier 3 area.
It was the team’s 45th callout of the year.