49 in 2024
Mickledore, Scafell Pike
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A call was received from Cumbria Police about a lone inexperienced walker who was reporting himself both lost and with a twisted ankle. He was at a stretcher box, and the call coordinates confirmed Mickledore as the location. Unfortunately the team leader was unable to gather further information information via mobile phone contact so a full team callout was made. Some members were tasked to access via Eskdale as it was believed his car was at Hardknott Pass.
However as the first team members were arriving at their access points, a further call confirmed better news. The walker had met up with another group of walkers, and were successfully helping him off the fell to Wasdale. As good progress was being made and no further assistance was requested, all team members were stood down and returned to base and home.

Incident started at 18:03 and ended at 19:19 making 1.3 hrs in total. There were 21 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY210069. Total rescuer hours: 27