50th anniversary of Cockermouth Team tragedy

Saturday 15th June 2019 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the most tragic event in Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team's history.

At approximately 12:30 on the 15th June 1969 there was an unprecedented rock fall at Low Crag where the team was training. One team member, John 'Jock' Thompson, was killed in the incident and a second, Michael Stephenson, died of his injuries the following day.

Yesterday, Team members past and present gathered, along with friends and family members, at Low Crag, Buttermere, to take part in a short remembrance service and lay a wreath for those who had lost their lives.