North Yorkshire Police passed on a message from a concerned party in Newby who had agreed to a walker parking by her property that morning, but he had not returned, twelve hours later. A rapid drive of roads around the Ingleborough block produced no struggling walker. NYP determined the car owner’s mobile phone number and both voicemail and PhoneFind / SARLoc messages were left, without result. With only a vague idea that the ‘misper’ might be somewhere on Ingleborough, no proportionate, practical action could be taken by CRO. However, Police in his home area contacted his partner and received an assurance that although he had been caught out by poor weather, he was well prepared, safe and well, weathering it out on Whernside. He did not need assistance. He also contacted the CRO duty controller.
The following morning, the duty controller received a message ‘All OK on Whernside. Weather improved. On my way home. Thanks for your concern.’
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