Dutch walker rescued after getting lost on Coast to Coast walk

Dutch walker rescued after getting lost on Coast to Coast walk

Dutch walker rescued after getting lost on Coast to Coast walk

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A LONE Dutch walker was saved by mountain rescue teams after getting lost on the Coast to Coast walk on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old raised the alarm via her parents in the Netherlands after becoming lost on the high fells above Haweswater.

Between 6pm and 7pm Cumbria Police alerted mountain rescue teams from Patterdale, Penrith, and Kendal together with the Lake District Search Dogs and a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer.

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After three hours the woman was found safe by Penrith MRT having pitched her tent and gone to ground in the area known as Fordingdale Bottom.

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3:56pm Wed 9 Jul 14

doodleshire14 says...

Am I alone in not having one ounce of sympathy for this person? Venturing out on the fells ALONE? I know they don't have any big hills in The Netherlands but blimey this beggars belief. Hand her an invoice for all the valuable rescue organisations work on this matter.
Am I alone in not having one ounce of sympathy for this person? Venturing out on the fells ALONE? I know they don't have any big hills in The Netherlands but blimey this beggars belief. Hand her an invoice for all the valuable rescue organisations work on this matter. doodleshire14
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1:03pm Fri 11 Jul 14

WilliamT says...

The above comment has spectacularly missed the point. There is nothing at all wrong with solo walking- many of us have been doing it for years. The fault here is with the rescue services who should just have said (by text) 'you're in a tent- carry on downhill tomorrow and you'll come to somewhere. Cheerio'. Instead they wasted £thousands on 'rescuing' someone who didn't need rescuing- in the end, they found her less than 1km from the huge path on the NW shore of Haweswater, and only 2km from the massive great dam.
The above comment has spectacularly missed the point. There is nothing at all wrong with solo walking- many of us have been doing it for years. The fault here is with the rescue services who should just have said (by text) 'you're in a tent- carry on downhill tomorrow and you'll come to somewhere. Cheerio'. Instead they wasted £thousands on 'rescuing' someone who didn't need rescuing- in the end, they found her less than 1km from the huge path on the NW shore of Haweswater, and only 2km from the massive great dam. WilliamT
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