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Scafell Pike – Sun 11th Apr 2004 – Callout 9 in 2004

Telephone call form Workington Police reporting two men, in their early twenties, overdue form a walk up the Corridor route and onto Scafell Pike. The team were already mobilised (see previous incident) so there was a search of the car parks at Wasdale and the Police checked car parks on the Seathwaite (Keswick) side of the mountains. Their vehicle was not found and there was no solid proof they were on the fell at all. However, by the time the car parks had all been checked, there was already a group of WMRT team members near to Lingmel Col. The group were tasked to walk out, via the Corridor route. On route the team members also spoke to more “3 Peakers” who were descending from the summit and had not heard or seen anything. With nothing found and no reason to continue the search, Mill Forge base at Gosforth was closed at about 0800 hrs. At 1022 hrs the Police confirmed that the two missing men were found safe and well. They had decided to stay in the Lake District another night and hadn’t told the informant who was located in the Liverpool area and had raised the alarm.

Incident Type
Location Scafell Pike

Incident started at 03:00 and ended at 08:00 making 5 hrs in total.

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