73 in 2007
Scafell Pike
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The team were called in to search for a missing father and son (12 yrs) who were due back at Seathwaite at 4.30 p.m. from a walk up Scafell Pike via the corridor route. The wife raised the alarm from a phone box at Seathwaite. Duddon & Furness team were covering Eskdale with Keswick MRT (6 team members plus 2 search dogs) covering Styhead to the Pike. Team leader waited until 9.30 p.m. before calling the Wasdale team in on a full callout. 15 Wasdale team members were involved in the search. The missing persons eventually turned up safe and well at Wha House farm in Eskdale at 11.45 pm. The Wife drove round from Seathwaite and the family drove back to Newcastle. The incident was closed at 1:00 hrs the following morning.

Incident started at 20:18 and ended at 01:00 making 4.7 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2019 0095 (altitude 91 m). Total rescuer hours: 71