A TEENAGER separated from his parents yesterday (Sunday) while tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks because he was too quick for them.
The parents of the 15 year old decided to give up after coming down from Whernside and called for a taxi, only realising he was continuing on his way when the taxi driver told them he had just given someone matching his description directions to Ingleborough.
Sunday's call out at just before 7.30pm, was one of two at the weekend for the Clapham based Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO)
The spokesperson said. "A family walking the Three Peaks split up, unintentionally, when the parents were too slow for their 15 year old son coming off Whernside.
"They decided not to continue the walk and sent for a taxi, only becoming aware that their son was continuing when the taxi driver told them that someone of his description had asked the way to Ingleborough.
"Back in Horton-in -Ribblesdale, they keyed 999 and expressed their concern to police that he was not well equipped and might not find the way over and off Ingleborough to Horton.
"CRO 4 - the Honda Pioneer 4 x 4 - took a small group of team members to search around the summit, then pairs of members followed different routes, looking for him.
"Another hill-walker told one searcher that he had directed a youth towards Horton from the summit. Eventually, the teenager arrived in Horton about ten minutes ahead of the team member who was following the same route down.
"All was well and team members were stood down."
On Saturday, at just before 3pm, a CRO team went to the aid of a 74 year old woman who had fallen on Long Lane, Clapham. She had lost her step on the rough surface and experienced significant pain when she had tried to stand.
The spokesperson said: "Having had both hips replaced in the past, there was concern about possible injury or damage. CRO members administered pain relief then assisted her into a team Land Rover for the journey down to Clapham, where a Yorkshire Ambulance Service road ambulance waited to take her to hospital for a check-up."