Police contacted the Deputy Team leader to respond to an incident where an elderly man was at the top of a tall tree near the town of Egremont. The police and fire service were in attendance. Having tried their best to talk the gentleman down and failed, and the fire service were uncertain that their equipment would be able to reach him safely, the Wasdale team were called in to assist. A limited call out was organised and around a dozen team members responded to what would have been one of the more unusual rescues of the year. The team vehicles had only just left the base when the police call came through that the man had managed to get himself down. The team were stood down at 3.33 p.m. and we all returned to work (even though it was glorious afternoon for climbing and walking).
Incident started at 15:10. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved.