Missing group - Helvellyn area

Monday 26/08/2019 21:29 

At approximately 21:30 on Monday evening Cumbria Police alerted Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team to a large family group that were lost somewhere between Raise and Stybarrow Dodd.

The group had intended to walk a circular route over the top of Helvellyn but had become lost and disorientated as darkness fell. Having begun their walk at 16:00 and being poorly equipped with just one torch between them, insufficient warm clothes and unsuitable footwear (some of which actually disintegrated on the walk down) it was decided that they would need to be escorted from the fell by team members.

The rescue took 4 hours and involved 7 team members.