6 in 2002
Unknown Location

Call from the police to rescue a male walker who had become lost in Upper Eskdale. He was on a mobile phone and told us that he was on flat boggy ground to the south of Scafell Pike and he could hear a waterfall nearby.
Although a mild night, he was tired and wet through. Search groups were sent up Eskdale on both sides of the river which was in heavy flood. The Wasdale MRT search dog, handler and navigator found the gentleman along with a second person. Both were safely escorted off the fell to Taw House farm, Brotherilkeld and transported back to Ambleside in the dog handlers own car (taxi would have cost ~

Incident started at 19:00.