Derbyshire man who breached lockdown rules needed rescuing while walking

Rescuers came to the aid of a man who travelled from Derbyshire to walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and injured his leg.

Tuesday, 12th May 2020, 3:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th May 2020, 3:29 pm

The young man – who breached lockdown rules by not exercising locally – found himself ‘struggling to walk just north of Bruntscar’ at around 3pm on Friday.

A Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) spokesperson said: “Despite having a good phone signal (according to the walker when he made the call), the duty controller was unable to make contact with him to establish his precise location.

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The mountains of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent are collectively known as the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

“To minimise risk to team members, a single team member responded to try and identify the walker's location and make an assessment before calling for more resources.”

The team member came across the injured man ‘slowly making his way off the hill’.

The walker was returned to his vehicle in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

The CRO spokesperson said North Yorkshire Police was given the walker’s details.