Incident Report #27 1975

A search of Tongue Ghyll, Grasmere was made by team members and two search dogs after four young boys had heard whistle blasts and seen a yellow coloured coat high on the fells. After three hours the search was called off and nothing was found. Footnote: There was no explanation for the whistles, but the yellow coloured coat could have been a sheep which had been sheared and newly dyed. However, the team did by chance find four school girls from Blackpool as they were leaving the fell coming down from Grisedale Tarn. These girls were wearing highly unsuitable footwear and clothing, and two shoes had no heels, and one shoe no sole. They had walked from Patterdale to Grasmere in this gear. The team escorted and carried the girls down the fell and then took them to a Grasmere Y.H.A. The weather was very wet, with low mist.
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