Two brothers among group rescued after getting lost in bad visibility

The Westmorland Gazette: Credit: Cockermouth MRT Credit: Cockermouth MRT

TWO brothers were among four walkers rescued from a Lake District mountain after getting lost.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team went to the aid of four people who became stuck on High Crag above Buttermere when the weather closed in yesterday (Monday) afternoon.

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A team spokesperson said the incident initially involved two brothers caught out in bad visibility on the 744m fell.

"Back to more familiar conditions yesterday as the glorious sunshine came to an end," said a spokesperson.

"We'd grown accustomed to sunshine and flights in Sea King helicopters, but yesterday saw the team called to assist a distressed group of four walkers on the top of High Crag in cold, wet, quite blustery conditions with limited visibility above the intake wall.

"All four were escorted safely down to Gatesgarth. Once again SARLOC proved extremely useful in quickly locating the casualties."

The team was called out about 2.35pm and 18 volunteer members were involved.

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