18 in 2008
Upper Eskdale
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Team paged by Police following a ‘999’ call from a mobile. A family of five from Yorkshire which included two adults and three children under the age of 13 set off from Brackenclose, Wasdale to climb Scafell Pike via Brown Tongue, Lingmel Col. On their descent from the summit they made a navigational error and descended to Mickledore and turned left into Eskdale. At the time of the search they believed they were in the Lingmel area by a river. The team could not reach them on their mobile. They were eventually found at 2:40 hrs, safe and well below Yew Crags, above Brotherikeld in the Eskdale Valley. 17 team members were involved including a SARDA search dog Pippa. The incident was closed at 4:30 hrsThe team gratefully acknowledges a donation to the team by the family

Incident started at 21:28 and ended at 04:30 making 7 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2196 0208 (altitude 181 m). Total rescuer hours: 119