Two Dead In Lakes Accidents
Two walkers have died in the Langdale area in separate incidents.
Posted: 5 February 2009
Sadly the BBC is reporting that two walkers have died in bad conditions
in the Lake District.
The first, reportedly a man in his 60s died after falling approximately
100 metres near Pavey Ark in Langdale. He was airlifted to hospital in
Whitehaven but died later.
The second fatality also took place in the Langdale area, apparently
the body was discovered below the Climbers Traverse on Bowfell by
rescue teams looking for a 60-year-old-man who had failed to return to
his car last night.
The latest sad incidents underline the hazards of winter conditions in
the mountains and follow on from a series of warning by mountain rescue
teams in various areas including the Lakes, where one of the
Weatherline fell top assessors recently confessed to amazement
at the attitude, clothing and equipment of some walkers.
There's no suggestion that either of the two incidents were in any way
due to poor clothing, equipment or attitude, but the spate of recent accidents
underlines the potential dangers in the hills in the current conditions.
BBC report at news.bbc.co.uk
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