Incidents — Benighted

Upper Eskdale – Tue 25th Oct 2011 – Callout 67 in 2011

Team called by police for three lost walkers on Scafell Pike.  Conditions were poor with “white down” (mist) and they were afriad of getting lost, unable to make their way back to their car in Seathwaite.  The call to the police from their mobile was cut short before all details could be collected.  The only information known was that …

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Upper Eskdale – Sat 15th Oct 2011 – Callout 64 in 2011 (limited)

The team were contacted by a pair of fell walkers who called 999 after being benighted. They gave a description of their location that suggested they were next to the river Esk in Upper Eskdale. A limited callout was made and a team of five headed up Eskdale. The two men saw the torches of …

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Eskdale – Sat 30th Apr 2011 – Callout 22 in 2011 (limited)

Police were contacted by a party of young people who reported they were now stuck in the Eskdale valley due to nightfall.  An initial search of nearby paths was mounted to locate the party who were eventually found at a nearby pub. We would appeal to anyone who reports themselves in trouble to make positive contact again …

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Upper Eskdale – Thu 13th Aug 2009 – Callout 55 in 2009 (limited)

A ‘999’ call received regarding a family of five overdue from Cam Spout, Upper Eskdale. The 24 yr old son had gone faster and was back at the Hard Knott telephone kiosk at 9.30 p.m. There were no torches in the group and they were lightly equipped. A limited call out of the team was …

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Burnmoor, Eskdale – Tue 30th Jun 2009 – Callout 38 in 2009

Call came in from the police regarding a missing 80yr old lady walker along with her daughter in her late 50s and three dogs. They had set off from Hollins Campsite at 7:30 hrs that morning to climb Scafell or Scafell Pike and had not returned. 19 Wasdale team members along with 7 SARDA search …

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