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A call was received from Cumbria Police about a someone reporting a lone family member who had become somewhat disoriented in the misty conditions at height and was now cold and wet. The caller was concerned for the walker’s safety.
As this was reported by a third party no location details were obtained other than a visual description of a lake and trees beneath her and her intended route of the Wasdale circuit. As the team was already in the valley attending the callout received 20 minutes earlier some team members were diverted to locate the walker’s car, as a starting point; this was found at Wasdale Head.
A number of locations were still possible, including Ennerdale, so Cockermouth MRT was asked to send a team in that direction. As other routes were being considered, the good news came through that the walker had been found safe and well in Ennerdale. The walker was then transferred back to our base near Gosforth by Cockermouth MRT and then by ourselves onwards back to her car. Thanks to Cockermouth MRT for their help in resolving this callout quickly.

Incident started at 18:38 and ended at 23:23 making 4.8 hrs in total. There were 7 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 34