Incident 68/2017 – Sep. 4th Mon. 22.55 – Three Peaks, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Anxious parents reported two Three Peaks walkers (both f, 27) overdue from the walk they had begun at 07.30. The Police checked local roads, while the CRO duty controller tried to contact the missing pair by voice, text and SARLoc messages. The parents were supported by two Army instructors, who were camping in Horton and it was they who, just as the first CRO member arrived at the finish of the walk, made contact with one of the ‘missing’ walkers, at home, in a different part of Yorkshire. The ‘generation gap’ is alive and well – at least around the Three Peaks Walk!

Volunteer hours: 3