41 in 2004
Muncaster Fell

Workington Police paged the team to respond to a call for help from an elderly married couple who were lost on Muncaster Fell at Ross’s Camp (The large slab that forms a table). The weather was windy with heavy rain showers. The couple in their early sixties, were on holiday in Keswick from Essex. They had parked their car at Ravenglass earlier that day and taken a ride on the miniature railway to Boot. They planned to walk back over Muncaster Fell but had got into difficulties when they lost the path. They had raised the alarm by mobile phone and although well equipped and in good spirits were unsure of how to get down. A limited call-out was made and two team members set off from the Eskdale end of the hill whilst another three set off from the Muncaster Castle end. Both groups met up with the lost couple at Ross’s camp at roughly the same time. The couple were walked off the fell and driven to their car in Ravenglass.

Incident started at 17:03.