A long-distance caller reported that her partner — a 40-year old, competent, experienced and well-equipped fell-walker — having walked over Whernside, had phoned from Ingleborough to say that the weather was such that he was abandoning his Three Peaks walk and returning to his car at Ribblehead. She had heard nothing more and had been unable to contact him in the past six hours.
With the team on stand-by, the duty controller asked one member to go to look for the walker’s car, but it was not found near Ribblehead or Chapel-le-dale. NYP received information suggesting that the car had been seen in its home police area and when the duty controller phoned the informant again, she told him that her partner had, just that minute, walked in the door at their home
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