What3Words used to rescue stranded hikers

Date published: 14 November 2019 11:42
Dated: 14 November 2019 11:41:55

Earlier this week our call handlers used What3Words to locate a teenager and his father who became stranded on a ledge whilst out walking on the edge of the Peak District.

On Saturday (9 November), the pair called us for assistance after getting stuck on the ledge near to Langsett Reservoir and not being able to return to the main path, below them was a 40ft drop.

Atlas Court dispatchers successfully used the location technology What3Words to pinpoint their exact location, deploying officers and Woodhead Mountain Rescue.

Both were safely and successfully rescued, with no injuries reported.

Earlier this year all Atlas Court staff were trained to use the location technology What3Words, which provides our staff with an extra tool to locate those in need of emergency assistance.

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