92 in 2023
Foxes Tarn, Scafell
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Another call was received on Sunday afternoon. Cumbria Police alerted us to a lone walker who was tragically reported to be deceased by another passing walker. Support from Coastguard helicopter R199 was requested, and they were able to give lifts to multiple team members and equipment as far as the cloud base would allow. The team then continued on foot to the reported location and with the utmost care and respect recovered the walker to an accessible location to enable another helicopter lift off the fell. Our thanks to the R199 crew for their valued support.
Our thoughts and sincere condolences go to the walker’s family and friends.

Incident started at 15:36 and ended at 23:31 making 7.9 hrs in total. There were 26 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY211065. Total rescuer hours: 205