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Reports of Two lost on Helvellyn

April 19, 2022

April 17, 2022 20.22hrs

At 20.22hrs on Sunday 17th April the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called by Cumbria Police to respond to the possibility of two walkers lost on Helvellyn.  

Three walkers had set off from Glenridding at around 13.30 to walk up to the summit of Helvellyn. As they got to Red Tarn one turned back and the others carried on. When the two had not turned up at the car in Glenridding after a reasonable time the third person rang the police to say her friends had not turned up and she was worried about them.  

Whilst the Duty leader was making enquiries and attempted phone find locators on the two walkers’ mobile phones the full team was put on standby.  After a short time, as enquiries were ongoing, Cumbria Police contacted the team and informed them that the two had turned up safe and well, therefore the team were stood down.  The incident lasted around 30 minutes with a quick safe outcome.