UWFRA called CRO when a man reported three of his family (wife, son and a friend) overdue on a walk over Fountains Fell in the dark and poor visibility because of low cloud and drizzle. The Pennine Way over Fountains is the boundary between the teams. The CRO duty controller asked a local member to drive up the Silverdale road to meet the reporting person, but he met the whole group — all safe and well — driving back down towards Stainforth. Although their first 999 call had gone to North Yorkshire Police, the second, saying all was well, had gone to Lancashire Constabulary and had not, at that point, been communicated to either rescue team.
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