The woman and daughter got lost on the slopes of the Old Man of Coniston

The woman and daughter got lost on the slopes of the Old Man of Coniston

Mountain rescuers were called out twice in one day to walkers lost on the Lake District fells.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 2.35pm on Saturday first to a married couple who were lost on high ground between Coniston and Tilberthwaite.

The team used the Sarloc system to send a hyperlink to the pair’s mobile phone.

This then gave the rescuers a fix for the couple’s location.

A team spokesperson said: “One Land Rover with a full quota of team members went to their assistance whilst another member who was already in the area with her Sarda dog, made her way to the area identified.

“The casualties were asked to make themselves visible and to be heard, and they were soon located. They were accompanied safely down off the fell.”

Ten team members took part in the rescue.

Shortly before 5pm, the team was again called out to help a woman and her daughter who had become separated from their group on the slopes of the Old Man of Coniston.

The rescuers used the Sarloc system to obtain a grid reference for their position and two Land Rovers were sent, one along the Walna Scar Road track and the other to Bursting Stone Quarries.

The pair were found close to Boo Tarn.

A spokesperson said: “Both mother and daughter were unhurt, just a little anxious.

“They were les back to the Land Rover before being driven back to their vehicle.”

The second rescue involved 15 volunteer team members.

Both incidents took place in fine, warm weather.

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