Cumbria

Netherlands phone call saves lost Cumbrian fells walker

  • 10 July 2014
  • From the section Cumbria

A woman was rescued from the Cumbrian fells after phoning her parents in the Netherlands to tell them she was lost.

Her parents raised the alarm from the Netherlands after the woman, 21, became lost on the high fells above Haweswater at about 18:00 BST on Tuesday.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue and an RAF Sea King helicopter searched the area after receiving the international call.

The woman was found after a three-hour search in the Fordingdale Bottom area where she had pitched her tent.

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