grough — Lakeland mountain rescuers’ drone exercise ends in unexpected incident
Bob Smith, Editor
Tuesday 05 April 2022 03:58 PM GMT
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Richard Warren thinks drones represent the future of mountain rescue.
He’s the chairman of the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association, and also a member of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, which is often called out to people in trouble on England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike.
I met Richard and other volunteer mountain rescuers during an exercise at Hodge Close Quarry near Coniston, a huge hole in the ground, the bottom of which is filled with a 150-deep pool of dark water.
Members of the home team from Coniston were using the day as training in the search for a reported injured person. Also present were people from the Cumbria Ore…