‘999’ mobile call to Cumbria police from a walker who came across a 51 year old male who was laying down. He was very cold, confused and had been there overnight from the previous day. 16 team members were deployed on the hill. The casualty was warmed in a bivvy tent and stretchered down the mountain via Lingmell nose to Brackenclose where he was met by an ambulance and taken to West Cumberland Hospital. Incident closed at 9.00 p.m. – Had the walker not been found by the passing walker he would have struggled to survive another night with no shelter or dry clothing. He was not reported missing by anyone.
Incident started at 16:12 and ended at 21:00 making 4.8 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2123 0789 (altitude 709 m). Total rescuer hours: 77