53 in 2007
Scafell Pike
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The team were alerted by the police to search for a missing 48 year old father and son (14 yrs) and friend (13 yrs). They had set off from Langdale earlier that day as a group of five to climb Scafell Pike. One father and one of his sons (11 yr) turned back at Angle Tarn at 2.20 p.m. The others carried on up the mountain. By nightfall the other father became very concerned and contacted the police to call out mountain rescue. Wasdale MRT called in Langdale, Keswick and SARDA to assist. The missing persons managed to contact the informant at around 10 p.m. to advise that the had got safely off the mountain at 7.00 p.m. and were making their way back to Langdale by taxi. Presumably this was the earliest that they could get a message back.There were approximately 16 Wasdale team members involved including a Wasdale search dog handler in addition to the other Keswick, Langdale and SARDA resources.

Incident started at 20:45 and ended at 22:00 making 1.3 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 21