Mountain Rescue team called out after 12-year-old 'wandered ahead by himself' on fell

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PIC: Keswick Mountain Rescue Team
PIC: Keswick Mountain Rescue Team

A MOUNTAIN rescue team were called out to Blencathra after a 12-year-old boy 'wandered ahead by himself' whilst on a walk with three generations of the same family.

Keswick Mountan Rescue Team were called out at 2:46pm on Wednesday August 3 when three generations of the same family were on a walk up Halls Fell on Blencathra.

One of the younger generation, a 12-year-old boy, wandered ahead by himself.

After some time of not seeing the boy and shouting to no effect, the family called 999 and asked for help searching for the boy.

A small team were sent out to assist, with one member getting dropped off at the location of the family car and the rest approaching from the base of Halls Fell.

A spokesman for Keswick MRT said: "On arrival at the base of the fell the young man was spotted low on Gategill Fell and the rest of the family could be seen descending Halls Fell.

"The family were reunited and I’m sure a good ticking off was in order once we were out of earshot."

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