Message from the police to contact them regarding a rescue of a group of walkers on Scafell Pike. The group of 11 had left Langdale earlier that evening and had got as far as Ill Crag at 8.30 p.m. where some of the group turned back. The remainder headed for the summit but had failed to return by midnight. Weather was good so no action was taken pending a review at first light. Nothing more was heard from the informant and the incident was formally closed at 12.00 p.m. the next day. Some serious concerns about organised mountain challenge groups calling out mountain rescue and then failing to notify the police when the missing persons turn up safe and well. The incident was covered by BBC Radio Cumbria later that day with an interview from the team leader and also reported in Grough …….see here
Incident started at 12:04.