Jul. 27th Wed. 22.42 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Alert only.

Three inexperienced walkers (25-30 years) were reported overdue from a walk on Whernside, without maps or torches. A ‘SARLoc’ message (internet location, using their phone’s GPS system) was sent, but five minutes after the initial call, North Yorkshire Police advised that they had returned, safely, to their camp-site in Ingleton. Volunteer minutes: Less than it took to type this!