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Upper Eskdale – Wed 24th Aug 2005 – Callout 31 in 2005

The police called the team to search for two walkers who had been missing overnight. They had set off at midnight to climb Scafell Pike as a three peaks challenge. Conditions on the fell had been very poor the previous night with weather warnings, 60 mph winds and very heavy rainfall. The rivers were in full spate and in addition to the 15 team members on the fell a Sea King helicopter was also used for the search and rescue operation. The two missing persons were located in the Camspout area on the Eskdale side of the mountain. They were airlifted off the mountain to safety and the incident was closed at 12.30 pm.

Incident Type
Location Upper Eskdale
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Incident started at 08:30 and ended at 12:30 making 4 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved. Total man hours: 60

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