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Callouts 2016

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:40

Poor weather catches out Two Moors Way Walkers

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Poor weather catches out Two Moors Way Walkers

On Tuesday afternoon our duty search manager was contacted by the police who had concerns for two walkers who had dialed 999 after getting disorientated and cold in horrendous weather in the south of Dartmoor National Park.

crossways callout

The pair of walkers had set off from Ivybridge in the morning heading towards their accommodation in Scorriton, as they left the Two Moors Way to join the Abbots Way the weather closed in and they became lost.

After making contact with the walkers our search manager was able to determine their location and initiated a limited team callout. Shortly after 1430 four team members in two Land Rovers drove the 12km along the Puffing Billy Track to Crossways where the walkers were found sheltering in the old explosives hut.

Although cold, one individual was wearing shorts, the walkers were safe and well, hot tea was administered and they were escorted off the moor. The team was stood down shortly after 1700. This incident highlights the importance of dressing appropriately and being adequately equipped for the weather conditions.

Wild wet weather on Dartmoor

Thanks to team member Dave for the photo and video which show how wet and windy it was.

Press Articles

Grough: http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2016/01/28/two-walkers-rescued-after-getting-lost-on-dartmoor-route-in-horrendous-weather

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