Paged by the Police following a ‘999’ call from concerned mother from Oxfordshire whose husband and 5year old son had left Wasdale the previous day to camp overnight on Scafell and had not reported in. The fathers car was still parked at Wasdale Head. A small group of 4 Team members were already on Scafell Pike that day so were redirected by the Team leader to investigate Hollowstones. A father and son fitting the description had been seen in the Sprinkling Tarn area so this area was also targeted for a search. The overdue father and son turned up safe and well at 1.45 p.m. Number of team members involved 6.
Incident started at 12:30 and ended at 13:45 making 1.3 hrs in total. There were 6 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 8