107 in 2009
Scafell Pike
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Team paged for a missing couple. The man and his wife in their early 60’s and 50’s had been climbing Scafell Pike and at 5.15 p.m. they had sent a text message to their daughter ” we are lost and its getting dark”. The team were mobilised along with Duddon & Furness MRT and the SARDA (Lakes) Search dogs. 17 team members attended. The missing couple were located by chance whilst the team were driving up the valley. They were in the back of a taxi heading back down the valley on their way to Seathwaite. Incident stood down and base closed at 8.00 p.m.

Incident started at 18:14 and ended at 20:00 making 1.8 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 16367 06667 (altitude 73 m). Total rescuer hours: 31