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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 20th Aug 2016 – Callout 51 in 2016 (limited)

We were then called by Police about a group of up to 18 people who were having difficulty crossing Lingmell Beck due to it being in spate from the heavy rain. By the time we arrived many had made their own way off via the left hand bank but 4 people needed assistance to cross and be helped down to Brackenclose. The gill was particularly fast flowing and was only crossed by the team’s swiftwater rescue technicians.

Incident Type
Location Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike

Incident started at 15:09 and ended at 18:56 making 3.8 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 195 074 (306m). Total man hours: 57

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