The walker had taken part in the annual Remembrance Day gathering on Great Gable

The walker had taken part in the annual Remembrance Day gathering on Great Gable

A walker was rescued when he got lost after attending a Remembrance Day ceremony on a Lake District mountain.

The 71-year-old man had taken part in the annual event on the summit of Great Gable on Sunday but became disoriented while coming down from the fell.

Three mountain rescue teams and a number of Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs were involved in the hunt for the missing man and his dog.

A Keswick Mountain Rescue Team spokesperson said: “The weather had been atrocious for much of the day, and he had texted his wife to say he was completely lost.

“Quite a lengthy period elapsed while team leaders tried to assess likely areas. Unfortunately, his car was not traced for some while, and the teams had to make best guesses at the route he might have followed. Fortunately he was located in Ennerdale by a member of Cockermouth team fairly swiftly after the teams went out.

“Cockermouth team then returned him to his vehicle at the top of Honister Pass.”

The rescue lasted more than four hours and involved 18 Keswick MRT members along with Wasdale and Cockermouth volunteers, and six search dogs and handlers.

The Wasdale team was also involved in helping a woman who injured her leg near the summit of Great Gable. A Wasdale MRT spokesperson said: “She was helped to walk down to Wasdale Head. As we were descending we came across another party moving with difficulty who also requested assistance. One of them was helped back to Wasdale Head.

“We had help from members of the public, a doctor from Keswick team, three members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue and the Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team. It was a bit wet and windy on the way down.”

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