4 in 2006
Dent Fell
Other Agencies

The team were contacted by the police to search for a missing male walker in his early 60’s who had been walking with a Workington group. They had started earlier that day with a walk up Dent with the intent to carry on across the fells and end up at Ennerdale Bridge for a meal at the pub. The gentleman decided to leave the group to make his own way but when they arrived at Ennerdale Bridge he was nowhere to be seen. He was only wearing light walking gear with no waterproofs. The team were mobilised and carried out a number of search routes across the fells between Cold fell and Ennerdale. He was eventually spotted by a passing a motorist at around 12:30 hrs on the road near Ennerdale Bridge. He was extremely wet but had managed to find his way off the fells and was trying to get to Workington. He was brought to the team rendezvous point and the search was stood down – there were approximately 20 Wasdale team members involved in the search along with 2 Wasdale search dog handlers and a further 5 dog handlers from across the county. The incident was closed at around 2:30 hrs

Incident started at 19:10 and ended at 02:30 making 7.3 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 146