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Scafell Pike
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A call was received very early on Thursday morning about a lone male walker who had not made contact after a walk from Seathwaite towards Scafell Pike. He was reported overdue.
The Team Leader gathered further information through the night and called out the Wasdale team along with Keswick MRT, Duddon and Furness MRT and Langdale Ambleside MRT for early morning searches. After these were deployed, a second phase of searches was then planned with requests for resources from all other Lake District teams. Search dogs, drones and Coastguard helicopter Rescue 199 were also tasked in specific areas.
Despite this, at the end of Thursday, the walker was not found, and plans were made for a similar effort with more detailed searches on Friday.
Tragically, a find was made later that morning. Sadly he had not survived.
Our sincere condolences go to the walker’s family and friends. Our thoughts are with you all.
Thanks to all that supported this significant multi agency team effort. We are very grateful for the help.

Incident started at 00:28 and ended at 16:17 making 15.8 hrs in total. There were 31 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 490