Incident
65 in 2014
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Location
Central Fells
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The team was called out to assist Langdale Ambleside MRT search for two young men lost on their way back to Langdale on a walk to Scafell Pike. The initial search took place in appalling weather with strong winds, low clouds and heavy rain and sleet. When all search plans had been carried out by 5:30am, the search was scaled down with a view to catching a nap, and some food and drink and scaling up again. The second phase of the search involved additional members from the already participating teams, plus Kendal Mountain Rescue Team and Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team and a Sea King from RAF Valley. The missing walkers were located by a dog handler at their car about 13:30 having found their own way off.

Incident started at 23:00 and ended at 15:30 making 16.5 hrs in total. There were 24 Wasdale team members involved. Total man hours: 396

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