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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 11th May 2003 – Callout 12 in 2003

Workington police paged the team to attend an incident at Wasdale Head. A male and female walker had become cragfast the previous day and spent the night on the fell. In the morning the man had scrambled out of the Ghyll to raise the ‘999’ alarm through another walker he met with a mobile phone on Brown Tongue. From the description given it became obvious that the couple had spent the night in Piers Ghyll above the 15m waterfall pitch. The team were mustered, successfully located the lady and lifted her safely out of the Ghyll using an assisted vertical rope winch technique. 25 team members were involved in the rescue which was completed by 1600 hrs. The lady managed to walk down from the top side of Piers Ghyll with assistance from team members. ;

Incident Type
Location Piers Gill, Scafell Pike

Incident started at 10:36.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/2003-rescue-17/