Search for missing walkers called off after police find trio driving home

Search for missing walkers called off after police find trio driving home

Search for missing walkers called off after police find trio driving home

First published in News

AN extensive search for three missing walkers on Scafell Pike was called off after police found them on their way back home to Lincolnshire.

The trio had called 999 from the mountain on Sunday, reporting sleet and strong winds.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out at 3.30pm but cound not find or re-contact them.

At 8.20pm they called in help from Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team and car parks in Borrowdale, Eskdale and Langdale were all checked for their vehicle.

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A Langdale team spokesperson said: “During this time they were located by police heading back to Lincolnshire, seemingly not thinking it important to respond to the voicemail or text message attempts to contact them, or notify the police that they were safe.”

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12:38pm Mon 18 Aug 14

greenbell says...

Some more "considerate" tourists. How do the Mountain Rescue keep their cool with people like this. Hopefully, they sent a donation to the team.
Some more "considerate" tourists. How do the Mountain Rescue keep their cool with people like this. Hopefully, they sent a donation to the team. greenbell
  • Score: 15

1:06pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Spotty Fish says...

Beggars belief! I think this is even more inconsiderate and selfish than people who go out badly equipped. I'd love The Gazette to track them down and interview them.
Beggars belief! I think this is even more inconsiderate and selfish than people who go out badly equipped. I'd love The Gazette to track them down and interview them. Spotty Fish
  • Score: 14

3:25pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Lakes resident 1969 says...

Spotty Fish wrote:
Beggars belief! I think this is even more inconsiderate and selfish than people who go out badly equipped. I'd love The Gazette to track them down and interview them.
And then hand them a bill for all the wasted time and resources.
[quote][p][bold]Spotty Fish[/bold] wrote: Beggars belief! I think this is even more inconsiderate and selfish than people who go out badly equipped. I'd love The Gazette to track them down and interview them.[/p][/quote]And then hand them a bill for all the wasted time and resources. Lakes resident 1969
  • Score: 14

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