Lost Coast to Coast walker
June 26, 2021
June 25, 2021 4 pm
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called by Cumbria Police at around 1600hrs on June 25th. A lone walker who was doing the coast to coast route got himself lost in the low cloud. Due to the wet weather he was cold and had become disorientated.
The team leader talked the man down over the phone towards Hayeswater reservoir. A team Land Rover then collected the cold and very wet walker at the reservoir outflow. The gentleman was dropped off at a local B&B to get dry with a view to continuing his journey in the morning.
This incident illustrated the importance of equipping yourself with top quality waterproof gear. Even in the summer you can get very cold very quickly in the mountains, when you get soaked through.
The rescue involved 5 team members and lasted for about 90 mins.