Incident 56/2017 – Aug 1st Tues. 03.21 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A call was received from North Yorkshire Police to two 3 Peaks walkers (m, 23, 18) who had become lost in darkness, and found themselves above Horton Quarry, and felt unable to safely proceed or retrace their steps.

They had called for help when their last mobile phone was down to 5%, and the duty controller was unable to recontact them to offer advice, so a small party was arranged to guide them to safety. As the party arrived in Horton, the pair presented themselves to the team members at the car park. Gathering twilight had enabled them to distinguish a path away from the quarry edge, and they were able to self rescue. The walkers, who had been out since 9.30 the previous day were offered advice, and water, before making their way back to their car. Volunteer hours: 6

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