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Scafell Pike – Sun 16th Aug 2009 – Callout 56 in 2009

Call direct from the Wasdale Head. Informant reporting two people long overdue from Scafell Pike – also 3 peakers. They had set off at 11.00 p.m. the previous night. Male and Female (23 and 26) reported to be wearing shorts and T shirts, despite awful weather. When it subsequently also transpired that one may have been suffering from an underlying medical condition a full team call out was initiated. Keswick MRT and SARDA were also called and the incident was in the process of being scaled up when we received a message to say that they were on the road in Eskdale (clearly having made a classic navigational error on descent). Incident stood down again approx. 11:00 hrs 12 team members involved (one on the fell when it was stood down, others just leaving Base)

Incident Type
Location Scafell Pike
Other Agencies ,

Incident started at 08:40 and ended at 11:00 making 2.3 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved. Total man hours: 28

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