After testing positive for Covid, hikers were left stranded on the Welsh peak.
After one hiker tested positive for Covid, three hikers were stuck in the Welsh mountains.
On July 23, Paul McErlean, Charlie Coward, and Andreas Maltan were trekking along the Snowdonia Way. Paul received a text nine hours later alerting him that he had tested positive for Covid. The hikers, who had traveled from Northern Ireland, were unable to stay at their planned campsite, prompting a desperate call for assistance on Twitter.
“Advice needed,” Paul, 23, tweeted. I’m trekking in Wales with two friends, and I just got a positive Covid test 20 minutes ago.
“I won’t be able to stay at the scheduled camping tonight because I don’t have anywhere to isolate and I’m already aware that every B&B and other accommodation is fully occupied.
“I have no place to stay, no way to go about, and I just accomplished an almost 30-kilometer hike. What are we going to do?”
HELP IS REQUIRED
I’m trekking with two friends in Wales, and I just got a positive COVID test 20 minutes ago. I won’t be able to stay at the scheduled campsite tonight because I don’t have anywhere to go and I already know that every b&b and hotel is fully occupied. There’s no place to stay, no way to go about, and I’ve just accomplished an almost 30-kilometer hike. What should you do?
Lisa McGee, the creator of the hit comedy series Derry Girls, retweeted the plea, while former British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith offered the lads use of her caravan.
Thankfully, Paul’s father had a work friend in Warrington, Cheshire, who was able to rescue the trekkers and house them until August 2.
When word of Paul’s plight reached him, he was astounded by the outpouring of support. “It wasn’t just previous British home secretaries and people like that,” he told BBC News Northern Ireland, “it was primarily everyday folks back home and in the region simply trying to help us out – it was really nice.”
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The men have already returned to Northern Ireland, and Paul described the encounter as a “wake-up call.”
“It’s definitely made me think twice about Covid,” he concluded. We were fortunate in that my symptoms were minor. Many young individuals have not yet had two [vaccine]doses, and many may not have the financial means to do so if they find themselves in the same situation as us.
“I don’t suppose I’ll be travelling anyplace anytime soon, but I’ll be getting a.”Brinkwire Summary News”.