The 17-year-old girl was found on Rampsgill Head

The 17-year-old girl was found on Rampsgill Head

Rescuers were called out to walkers in difficulty on the High Street range in the Lake District twice in three hours.

Patterdale and Penrith Mountain Rescue Teams were alerted about 2.45pm on Monday to a group of seven young people lost while on an expedition.

A Patterdale MRT spokesperson said: “The group had set off earlier in the day and became disorientated in the low cloud and frequent rain showers. Their last known location was the Straits of Riggindale.”

The spokesperson said the team was able to establish contact with the group and ascertain an accurate grid reference of their location.

The spokesperson said: “The team headed to the location and assessed two of the party who had become cold and wet while waiting for the team to arrive. After the assessment the party were walked back down to the outfall of Hayeswater Dam and transported back to Patterdale Base before being reunited with their fellow colleagues.

“While the team were returning back to base with the casualty, a second callout was received from Cumbria police for a female who was reported as cold and unable to proceed any further.”

The 17-year-old’s position was confirmed as the cairn at Rampsgill Head. The Patterdale MRT spokesperson said: “The team quickly regrouped and departed base, back towards Hayeswater Dam, up on to The Knott and on to Rampsgill Head.

“The casualty was located in poor visibility along with other members of the party. Following assessment the young female was placed in an insulated survival bag and stretchered back to the team’s rescue Land Rover. The team transported the remaining 13 members of the party back to their vehicles located in the carpark at Hartsop.”

Sixteen volunteer members of the two rescue teams were involved in the rescues.

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