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Angle Tarn – Wed 10th Mar 2004 – Callout 4 in 2004

The police paged the team just after midnight to look for a missing walker assumed lost somewhere between Wasdale and Langdale. A male in his mid-twenties had left Wasdale Youth Hostel to walk to Langdale Youth Hostel. He had failed to turn up. His route was not known.Wasdale MRT, Keswick MRT, Langdale & Ambleside MRT and SARDA (Search Dogs) were called out. The missing walker was eventually located high on the crags above Angle Tarn in the area of Hanging Knotts (just below Ore Gap) at 0445 hrs. Initially it was thought he may need to be rescued using ropes so a 120m rope was ferried up the fell. He was carefully assisted out of his precarious position without need for climbing ropes and was walked down the valley to safety on the Langdale side. The various groups on the search were recalled to their respective bases and the incident was closed around 0830 hrs.

Incident Type
Location Angle Tarn
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Incident started at 00:46 and ended at 08:30 making 7.7 hrs in total.

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