NYP asked for CRO’s advice and technical assistance in locating two relatively inexperienced campers (m, 18) in the Settle area. They had phoned a parent at 01.32 to say that they were very cold and could they be picked up in Settle? At 03.00, the parent had arrived in Settle but had been unable to find or phone them.
The CRO duty controller was alerted at 07.35 and, after making enquiries, he sent PhoneFind messages to both mispers’ phones at 07.50, with no immediate effect. At 08.14, the system suddenly showed that the PhoneFind message had been delivered, but not acted on. At least this showed that a phone might now be accessible, so the duty controller phoned the pair who said they were safe and near Lord’s Wood, Giggleswick. Parent and mispers were put in touch and the ‘incident’ was closed. A learning opportunity.
Volunteer hours 3 1/2