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Pillar – Sat 1st Apr 2006 – Callout 10 in 2006

The team were asked by Cumbria Police to search for a male in his fifties from the Cockermouth area reported to be either on Great Gable or Scafell Pike After an 8 hour search involving 3 mountain rescue teams, search dogs and an RAF helicopter a member of the public reported finding a body at the foot of Pillar Rock, below the Shamrock Traverse in Ennerdale, the adjacent valley to the north of Wasdale. The body was recovered by Wasdale MRT with the assistance of the RAF and later confirmed to be the missing person. The cause of death has not been established. The incident lasted 14 hours and involved 19 Wasdale MRT members, Keswick MRT, Duddon & Furness MRT, 5 Handlers and 6 Search dogs SARDA (Lakes) and a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer (43 mountain rescue team members in all). Incident closed at around 6.20 p.m.

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Incident started at 04:20 and ended at 18:20 making 14 hrs in total. There were 19 Wasdale team members involved. Total man hours: 266

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-13-in-2006/