INCIDENT 61/2018 – Oct. 17th Wed. 02.00hrs – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker on an evening excursion from Settle to Ribblehead became lost after descending from the summit of Pen-y-ghent. During a brief and muffled telephone call, the CRO Duty Controller was only able to establish that the lost person had a fading torch battery, was beside a dry-stone wall and most likely located some distance from the summit in the direction of Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Five separate CRO hill teams were deployed to search the main path corridors on the west and south sides of the hill. The lost walker was located not far from Hull Pot, near to the fell gate at the top of Vicarage Lane. He was cold, tired and hungry, but otherwise okay. The walker was brought down in a CRO vehicle and given a lift back to Settle by a CRO team member.

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