82 in 2009
Upper Eskdale
Other Agencies

A ‘999’ call received regarding a family of five overdue from Cam Spout, Upper Eskdale. The 24 yr old son had gone faster and was back at the Hard Knott telephone kiosk at 9.30 p.m. There were no torches in the group and they were lightly equipped. A limited call out of the team was made and seven team members including a SARDA search dog went out to look for the family. Search dog Rosie made the find up on the fell about a mile from Taw House farm. The group were escorted off the mountain and the incident was closed at about 2:30 hrs

Incident started at 23:00 and ended at 02:30 making 3.5 hrs in total. There were 7 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21525 03292 (altitude 320 m). Total rescuer hours: 25