The team were called by a friend of 4 males who had set off to walk up Scafell Pike at 11.30am and not returned. None of the 4 phonefinds sent were successful and it was not possible to speak to the informant by phone.
A team member tried to find him by checking car parks at the head of the valley, with no success. Local taxi firms and pubs were phoned in case they had walked out via Eskdale, with no success. Eventually, contact was made and the 4 were safe and well, with their friend in Keswick, heading home
Incident started at 20:35 and ended at 22:41 making 2.1 hrs in total.