109 in 2023
Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

A call was received from Cumbria Police from a person located in the South of England, who was concerned for two family members due to the lack of contact for over eight hours. They had successfully summited Scafell Pike and were last in contact on their descent at approximately 1:30pm. The police were initially following up by checking for their car, which was at their campsite as expected, but were not able to locate the people and thus asked us for our help. Local team members and Jess, the team’s search dog, were asked to respond as further information about their tent was obtained. This information allowed the team to locate their tent and happily find them inside safe and well. Due to the lack of mobile signal at Wasdale Head all forms of communication from Cumbria had not reached their intended destination, as the walking party thought it had. The team members were able to stand down and return home at this point, whilst the Team Leader relayed the good news to the concerned relative. Another good outcome.

Incident started at 22:12 and ended at 01:05 making 2.9 hrs in total. There were 3 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 9