Mountain Rescue across the country received a total of 20 call outs over the Easter weekend. This was much quieter than usual but still 20 too many.
“We’d like to thank everyone who stayed at home and kept safe,” said Mike France, SEO (Senior Executive Officer) of MREW. “We need everyone to keep being responsible by staying at home and, for their exercise, staying close to home.”
“With over 700 people dying every day, now is not the time to test perceived loopholes in the simple and straightforward public advice and guidance to Stay at Home. It is unfair for people to travel into National Parks and other areas and, I assume, expect MR volunteers to risk their own lives (and those of their families and colleagues) if called.”
“We’ve seen a massive drop in the number of call-outs in the past month since the lockdown and we’re very grateful for that – thank you to everyone who has stayed at home. But it is vitally important that people continue to be responsible. That is what will save lives and protect not only the NHS but also our MR volunteers.”