The team leader was called by the police whilst organising the previous rescue. A male walker in his early 70’s and his female companion had set off from Wrynose Pass to walk the Crinkles, Bowfell, Esk Pike and across to Scafell Pike and Scafell before descending to rendezvous with a car which had been delivered to Boot in Eskdale. His brother had heard nothing from him since dropping him off earlier that day. An Eskdale based team member was roused from sleep to check out the Boot car park to establish if indeed the pair were still on the fells.
The car park was empty so the call-out was stood down. Nothing else has been heard of since so it was logged as a well intentioned false alarm.
Incident started at 00:05.