‘Drugged’ walkers spark mountain rescue

by Jason
Comments are off for this post.
Image copyright Cumbria Tourism
Image caption The walkers were said to be too “stoned” to get themselves off the mountain

A group of hikers who became unable to walk after taking drugs sparked a major mountain rescue.

Officers from the Cumbria force tweeted: “words fail us” after being called by four men at Hardrigg Gill on Scafell in the Lake District.

The police tweet said: “Persons phoning Cumbria Police because they are stuck on a mountain, after taking cannabis.”

Wasdale and Duddon mountain rescue teams were called out just after 18:30 BST on Saturday.

The group was eventually brought down to safety at 21:45 BST.

Supt Justin Bibby of Cumbria Police said: “Taking alcohol or any other substance that could impair your judgement significantly increases your risk of getting into trouble. It has no place on a mountain.”

Related Topics

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-41377956

Share this article

Comments are closed.