The team leader took a police call after a walker was reported overdue having left Langdale Campsite the previous morning. We alerted Langdale MRT so they were aware in case a search was required. As the previous day had been nice and it had been a mild night it was decided to give it a couple of hours for him to walk out. Massages were sent to the overdue gents phone asking him to ring the TL if he picked up the message which he duly did as the TL was leaving work for base to being on a search plan. After a quick chat he confirmed he was okay and having walked out of the Eskdale Valley continued on his walk back over the passes the Langdale and reported in when he arrived.
Incident started at 08:44 and ended at 14:31 making 5.8 hrs in total. There was 1 Wasdale team member involved and the incident occured at NY215072 (altitude 963 m). Total rescuer hours: 6