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Search dog finds missing Scafell Pike walkers

Isla searching for missing walkers Credit: Keswick MRT

Two missing walkers were rescued by mountain rescue teams after being found by a search dog and her handler.

The two men were visiting the Lake District to climb Scafell Pike. When they failed to return home worried relatives alerted mountain rescuers.

The pair, aged 19 and 21 were discovered by Isla and her handler close to Skew Gill.

They were not injured but cold and lost.

They were airlifted down to Seathwaite so they could pick up their vehicle.

"Hill goers should be aware that full winter conditions apply on the hill, with some patches of deep snow, and should plan accordingly, allowing plenty of daylight for their activities."

– Keswick Mountain Rescue Team
Isla searching for missing walkers Credit: Keswick MRT
Conditions in Scafell Pike Credit: Keswick MRT


WATCH: mountain rescue team's 100th callout

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team has released footage of its 100th callout of 2015:

The team is on course to make a higher number of rescues this year, and is urging people to take care in the Lake District as the winter months approach.


70 year old Woman falls 300ft

Keswick Mountain Rescue Credit: Keswick Mountain Rescue

A 70-year-old woman fell around 300ft at Mousthwaite Combe, Blencathra, suffering serious shoulder injuries.

A member of the public alerted Keswick Mountain Rescue services of a woman who had fallen close to a Scales Fell path at around 13.50 on Wednesday 5 August.

Rescue services responded immediately sending a vehicle to search the area.

The German tourist fell 300ft through the steep bracken, landing in a gully.

The operation took 2 hours and 23 minutes and 11 rescue team members.

The woman was stretchered down through chest high bracken to the air ambulance.

Campers rescued from Lake District island

Keswick Mountain Rescue has rescued some campers who were caught on an island in the Lake District.

A group of five went out in a dingy on Saturday to camp overnight on one of the islands on Thirlmere, but the weather was much wilder by Sunday morning.

Mark Hodgson, one of the rescuers, said the "water was distinctly choppy by this point."

Since the group only had a little dingy, it was "virtually swamped" so it was too rough to get back across to the mainland.

Three of the campers managed to get back to the shore but they needed help to get the other 2 and all their stuff off the island. They were rescued about 10am on Sunday.

Rescues from the lakes aren't technically in the Mountain Rescue Team's remit but the team says "if someone's in trouble, we'll do out utmost to help them."

In recent years this has meant the team being trained up in water rescue.