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As the team was returning to base from the previous callout, a further call was received from Cumbria Police. A lone walker was lost in the cloud on the Eskdale side of Bowfell. Mobile phone signal was extremely patchy at best and Phone Find texts were not being received. A limited callout was made, and also a similar small team was dispatched by Duddon and Furness MRT from Cockley Beck. As the teams were walking in, a grid reference was able to be determined from the walker’s phone, and so she was able to be located reasonably easily. Two Members of the Duddon team then kindly escorted the walker back to her intended destination of Langdale and the teams stood down.

Incident started at 15:18 and ended at 21:08 making 5.8 hrs in total. There were 6 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 243060. Total rescuer hours: 35