Incident Report #36 1976

Three youths from Kirkham, Lanes, became detached from a walking party at Sprinkling Tarn due to low mist. The rest of the party, three adults and five youths, made their way to Langdale, where they raised the alarm. The team searched all night with dogs in appalling weather conditions. Youths found by the team at 9.30 a.m. next day at Higher Esk, Eskdale suffering from mild exposure after spending the night on the fells. Search panel involved and RAF Boulmer.
Footnote: The youths did a splendid job and coped well with their night on the fells. There is question why these youths were allowed to get detached from the main adult led group when their experience was limited and equipment not good for the weather encountered.

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