Call direct from Wasdale Head Hotel. A group of 3 people doing the 3 Peaks reported long overdue.All in their 20’s, light equipment and set off from Wasdale Head at 5.30pm. One team member went to Brackenclose to bring the actual informant back to a phone (he’d got a passer by to raise the alarm but the passer by couldn’t answer the sort of detailed questions I had to ask). Team leader spoke to the informant at 10.30 p.m.and found that he’d just managed to have broken communication with the missing party. They could see they were coming down to a farm, which the team leader suspected to be in Eskdale. Whilst the team leader was talking to the Police the group had just rung them to say they were in the wrong valley. Incident stood down at 10.40pm, with only two team members involved.
Incident started at 22:15 and ended at 22:40 making 0.4 hrs in total. There were 2 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 0.8