Two walkers reported themselves ‘lost on Ingleborough after doing Three Peaks and believe both suffering from hypothermia’. They also said that Google maps showed them ‘0.3 miles from Low Sleights’. Their 999 call had gone to Lancashire Constabulary and was passed to NYP to call CRO. Unfortunately, the PhoneFind app did not work and the number that both forces had been given said ‘This number is incorrect . . . ‘. While the duty controller was trying to confirm the mispers’ location, colleagues put the team on stand-by and three members went to investigate the most likely area. With another 15 team members on stand-by and the next stage of a search being planned, NYP advised that the mispers were off the hill, had found a pub (Station Inn?) and phoned for a taxi to take them to their car in Horton in Ribblesdale. On arrival at their car they phoned NYP to say that they were safe and the team stood down.
Volunteer hours: 6
Footnote: The walkers had begun walking the Three Peaks at 09.15, but got lost and turned back as darkness fell.