88 in 2008
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The team was paged by Cumbria Police to rescue a couple who were stranded on the road pass between Eskdale and Langdale. The Team Leader spoke to the couple on their mobile. They had been stranded in their car overnight with snow and ice on the road. Similar situations have occurred as the car sat navigation systems direct drivers over the Wrynose and Hardknott passes as the shortest route. The incident was handed over to the Langdale MRT as Wrynose is on their patch. Wasdale were stood down at 8:30 hrs and only one team member was involved in the information gathering/handing over.

Incident started at 08:07 and ended at 08:30 making 0.4 hrs in total. There was 1 Wasdale team member involved. Total rescuer hours: 0.4