Crazy Parents

Mountain Rescuers Save Baby

I understand that parents want their children to experience everything that life has to offer, but this dad really should have called gramma and grampa to help during this trip.

A family-of-four – including a 14-month-old baby – had to be rescued in the dark up England’s highest mountain.

The “insane” expedition ended when rescuers finally found the family around midnight up Scafell Pike, Cumbria.

David Naylor had strapped his baby son to his back for the climb with wife Sally and elder son Calum, five, reports the Mirror.

They set out at midday and reached the 3,210ft peak four hours later. But got lost in the dark on the descent.

Other climbers raised the alarm and 33 rescuers began a search. The Naylors were found around midnight on Piers Gill ravine with 200ft drops.

The family were “cold and frightened” – but the baby had slept through most of the ordeal.

Exhausted Calum had to be carried down to a hotel on a stretcher.

Teacher Mr Naylor, of Lynstone, Cornwall – on a half-term break in the Lake District with his family – said: “We are upset but very grateful.”

Climber George Wilson, 38, said: “It is insane to take small children up Scafell.”


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Founder of Growing Your Baby and World Traveled Family. Canadian mom of 2 boys, photo addict, lover of bulldogs, and museumgoer. Always looking for our next vacation spot!

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