59 in 2006
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Call from Keswick MRT to assist in the search for a missing 69 year old male walker who had set off from Hawes End to walk Catbells the previous day with his dog and failed to turn up at home. The man was on holiday with his wife. Keswick MRT had been out all night and were now extending the search as they were very concerned about his condition. 21 Wasdale team members turned out and drove to Keswick to assist. As the team arrived at the Keswick Base a body was found by a walker in the area between Catbells and Newlands. The male fitted the description of the missing person and the search was stood down. Cockermouth MRT recovered the body. The Wasdale team returned to Gosforth and the base was closed at 2.30 p.m. 150 rescuers and an RAF helicopter were involved in the search.

Incident started at 10:57 and ended at 14:30 making 3.6 hrs in total. There were 21 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 76