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Scafell Pike – Tue 21st Feb 2017 – Callout 11 in 2017

Whilst descending with the 4 casualties from above the Mickeldore stretcher box the team was informed of two overdue walkers who had set off from Seathwaite into the Central Fells. Keswick, Duddon and Furness and Wasdale mountain rescue teams searched in tough conditions, before returning to base after midnight, without finding the missing pair. The following morning rescuers from 6 teams covered more ground and the pair were found in Upper Eskdale by Duddon and Furness MRT members. Rescue 999 from Prestwick evacuated the casualties to Keswick Base.

Incident Type
Location Scafell Pike
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Incident started at 19:24 and ended at 13:00 making 17.6 hrs in total. There were 19 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2189 0428 (400m). Total man hours: 334

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/scafell-pike-tue-21st-feb-2017-2/