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Green How, Scafell – Sun 26th Jul 2009 – Callout 47 in 2009

Call from the police regarding two missing walkers. The walkers reported themselves lost on Scafell Pike and 15 Wasdale team members plus a including a SARDA (lakes) search dog from the Wasdale team spent to night searching routes on the mountain but no one was found. /p>

Following on from the previous night, an extensive search lasting a total of 17 hours on the Scafell range involving over 50 rescuers from Wasdale, Keswick, Duddon & Furness, Cockermouth, SARDA (Lakes) and an RAF helicopter from Valley successfully located the two missing walkers just after midday after a 14 hour operation. The walkers, who originally reported themselves lost on Scafell Pike spent the night around Green How, high on Scafell in strong winds and heavy rain before they were found by the Cockermouth MRT uninjured on Scafell, a different mountain from the one they believed they had climbed. The pair were assisted to walk off the mountain but one of the casualties slipped on the wet grass and sustained a lower leg injury. He was carried down to the valley bottom on a stretcher and treated by the team doctor before making his way home to Lancashire. Incident closed around 3.30 p.m.

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Location Green How, Scafell
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Incident started at 21:54 and ended at 15:30 making 17.6 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved. Total man hours: 264

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-52-in-2009-2/