But the headline alone is funny enough –
Lost Lake District fell walkers rescued twice
What, I thought, they were rescued and then ran away and got lost again? And the answer is yes.
Volunteers from three rescue teams were call on Friday when a man aged 73 and his daughter in her 50s failed to turn up at accommodation near Keswick.
Rescuers were called the next night to search for the same man, who had been joined by a second daughter.
Team leader Mike Park said the group lacked basic equipment like maps.
Did they think that’s just how fell walking is done? You tramp along, you get lost, you get rescued, you have a good sleep, you do it all again the next day?
Mr Park, who leads the Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team, said: “After dealing with these people on Friday we thought they would have learned their lesson and perhaps not continue with their planned walk, especially as the elderly man had sustained an ankle injury.
“But unfortunately we got a call at 10.30pm on Saturday to say they had not turned up at their next accommodation in Grasmere.
“We eventually found them at 2am on Sunday off their planned route, but otherwise uninjured.”
I wonder where they are now…