Police were contacted by a party of young people who reported they were now stuck in the Eskdale valley due to nightfall. An initial search of nearby paths was mounted to locate the party who were eventually found at a nearby pub. We would appeal to anyone who reports themselves in trouble to make positive contact again once they are safe to avoid any unnecessary efforts. 15 members involved, incident closed around 1:30 a.m.
Incident started at 21:55 and ended at 01:30 making 3.6 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 54