Call Out Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Call Out Time: 1:00 am
Stood Down Time: 3:45 am
Team / Agency: Coniston MRT
Full dogs / Local Dogs: Local Dog Team
Search Dogs Involved: Ted
Call Out Details:
A walker on the Cumbria Way, on the section from Coniston to Keswick, was reported as overdue by his partner as she had not heard from him that day. Coniston MRT carried out a check of the routes on their section of the fell, Langdale then sent a small group and Search Dog to check Mickleden and Stake Pass, with no result. Keswick MRT pointed out that the whole section after Little Langdale would have no mobile phone signal, and that the misper, who had camping equipment with him, might well be asleep in his tent in an area out of signal.
Call Out Conclusion:
And so it proved. The next morning the misper rang in from Langdale NT campsite, unaware of the searches that had been made. False alarm with good intent - or man in tent......