The team were called by a relative of one of 2 walkers who had not made contact as expected and there was concern for their safety. Initially it was thought they had torches, but it was subsequently established that this was not the case and they were relying on light from their phones, which were quickly running out of battery.
Team members were asked to try and locate them, with additional lighting. As their location was unknown, parties were to cover the likely descent routes. They were met well down the hill, safe and well.
Incident started at 16:35 and ended at 19:03 making 2.5 hrs in total. There were 6 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY185073. Total rescuer hours: 15