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Stranded Walker – Glaisdale Moor


We were contacted by North Yorkshire Police to go to the aid of walker doing the Lyke Wake Walk who had fallen in water, thereby becoming wet and very cold, between Rosedale and Egton Bridge. In an effort to obtain a precise location, we sent a Mountain Rescue ‘Phone Find’ request to the walker’s phone whilst a Team member who lives in the area made his way from home in his own vehicle to locate her. Other Team members were directed to our Base to collect the Team Land Rovers.

The location was potentially in the area of Scarborough & Rydedale MRT so they were also alerted, although once the walker responded to our Phone Find message it was apparent that she was just within the Cleveland MRT area on Glaisdale Moor. SRMRT remained available to provide assistance if necessary – many thanks to them for that.

Driving conditions were not easy due to snow and ice. Fortunately we were stood down by the Police as the walker had managed to flag down a passing motorist who was then taking her to a place of safety to get warmed up. Our local Team member came across them a few minutes later and was able to confirm that the walker was uninjured. All personnel were then stood-down. Many thanks to that motorist for stopping to help the stranded walker and for transporting her onwards.

In addition to the local Team member, five others were involved or en route (with eleven others on standby). The incident last for approximately one-hour. 

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