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Muncaster Fell – Mon 14th May 2007 – Callout 20 in 2007

The team were paged by the police to try and find a local lady in her early 70s who had been walking with her daughter on Muncaster Fell and become separated. The last time she had been seen was near the summit at 2.15 p.m. The lady was a mild sufferer of Alzheimer – 20 team members were involved including a Wasdale Search dog. Duddon & Furness MRT were also involved in the search and more search dogs were called in from around the county. Staff from the Muncaster Castle Estate assisted in the search. There were a number of sightings of a lady matching the description but they failed to materialize into anything positive. The lady was eventually located in Ravenglass village safe and well and reunited with her daughter. Incident was closed at around 7.30 p.m. The boat training night planned for that evening was postponed.

Incident Type
Location Muncaster Fell
Other Agencies ,

Incident started at 17:00 and ended at 19:30 making 2.5 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved. Total man hours: 50

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