24 in 2001

Alarm raised by the manager of the Wasdale Head Hotel. Two 18 yr old males (from the Wigton area) had become separated while descending from Scafell and one of them was now reported to be overdue. They were part way through a very long walking route and had been intending to finish back at Seathwaite. However, the informant had last seen his companion at around 1414 hrs somewhere in the vicinity of Rake End Crags. The missing person was known to be reasonably well clothed but he did not have a map or compass or torch etc. The Wasdale Head Hotel manager went along to Brackenclose and put some effort into trying to spot anybody descending or traversing the fells. The Wasdale MRT leader decided to wait a little while before alerting the team. The missing person turned up safe and well shortly after 1700 hrs.

Incident started at 16:15.