Overnight in the Hills

Overnight in the Hills

22/11/12 A man spent night on the fells & alarm not raised until following morning
Overnight in the Hills 

Overnight on the Fells

A man was reported as overdue form his guest house from the previous day. His car was found parked at Old Dungeon Ghyll. A search was organised with help from Wasadale MRT and search dogs. The man then walked into the car park at around 2pm, as the search was getting started.

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Questions from this incident

It sounds like the guest house found that the man was missing when he didn't turn up for breakfast, or they tried to clean his room only to find his belongings still there. From the limited information, the conclusion must be that a) he didn't tell anyone where he was going, or b) they did not know what to do when he didn't return.

Maybe he intended to stay out overnight...



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