There's plenty of advice out there about what is considered suitable wear for venturing in to the hills, and a good deal suggesting what might NOT be regarded as suitable. To be fair, it would be difficult to find any that included mention of a leopard-print onesie... he was also hypoglycaemic and hypothermic, possibly contributed to by pre-exisitng medical condition.. and did I mention theleopard-print onesie..?
Anyway, we did our stuff, and he was evacuated by Search and Rescue helicopter to hospital
When a 66 year old man from Carlisle failed to return home from a walk, his family raised the alarm. Eleven search dogs (SARDA) scoured the mist shrouded fells all night. At first light extra teams from Furness, Kendal, Bowland-Pennine and RAF Linton MRT covered the complex area again. About mid day gentleman found dead near Pike-o'-Stickie. Helicopters from RAF Boulmer and Valley also assisted.
A father and son became separated in a snow storm and started to shout to each other, at the same time as the local hunt passed through the area. The combined shouts were reported as shouts for help. We investigated and didn't find anyone in need of our assistance, so we left them all to it. A false alarm with good intent.