Call from Workington Police at about 1630 hrs requesting assistance – a 46yr old woman from the Bolton area had apparently traveled to Wasdale with the intention of committing suicide. She had used a mobile phone to inform her care worker in Bolton, who in turn contacted the Police in this area. Indications suggested her location to be on the Wasdale Screes and she was quickly located by MRT members. She hadn’t actually taken action to cause self harm but was seen by Team Doctors and subsequently taken to the West Cumberland Hospital for further treatment. Twelve team members were involved and the base closed at about 1830 hrs.
Incident started at 16:30 and ended at 18:30 making 2 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 24