87 in 2014
Overbeck, Wasdale
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We were called by Police about reports of a lady walker who had gone missing from a party walking by the Overbeck river gorge, near Wastwater. Sadly she was found in a pool below the main waterfall and had not survived. A Royal Navy Seaking which was training in the area helped us remove the deceased from the water and took her down to the road for hand over where DFMRT members who had also been called were on hand to help. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.

Incident started at 13:05 and ended at 17:00 making 3.9 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 39