Paged by the Police regarding a 45 yr old female walker from Keswick who had become benighted on her descent from Scafell. She had good reception on her mobile and although uninjured had rung for assistance. She was not far from Stoney Tarn (Eskdale) but had lost the path and felt she needed to wait for help. She was well equipped (including torch and whistle) and able to wait in her bivvy bag. The Team leader along with another team member went to get her (using it as a good training exercise for one of the team search dogs). A further team member stayed in the valley and provided a temporary base back up. The lost walker was found and escorted back to the Woolpack without further incident. Incident closed at around 11.00 p.m.
Incident started at 20:23 and ended at 23:00 making 2.6 hrs in total. There were 3 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 19582 02347 (altitude 304 m). Total man hours: 8