82 in 2022
Lingmell Gill Path, Scafell Pike
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We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a group of 13 walkers who couldn’t cross Lingmell Gill at the bottom of Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike, as it was in spate. It had been raining since 5pm the previous day. It was not possible to speak to the group and there was no response to text messages.
A team member went to check car parks, but was unable to get further than “Down in the Dale” bridge due to flooding. There had been no further calls to the police, although text messages advising them to get in touch that way had been received, so it was possible the group were moving. However, because of the very real risk of hypothermia, the Team Leader was about to call out the team when a message was received to say the group were safely down off the hill.

Incident started at 01:56 and ended at 04:18 making 2.4 hrs in total. There were 2 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 195074. Total rescuer hours: 4.8