A pair of walkers were undertaking the 3 peaks over the weekend and had set off in poor weather with sufficient wet weather gear, a map and compass etc, around half way up they made the wise decision to turn around but when they arrived back at Lingmell Beck they realised it had risen considerably. After a discussion with the team leader they were happy to sit and wait for a couple of hours to see if there river would drop. Some time later they contacted the team leader to confirm the river level has dropped and was now passable.
Incident started at 05:13 and ended at 07:32 making 2.3 hrs in total. There was 1 Wasdale team member involved and the incident occured at NY19510741. Total rescuer hours: 2.3