We were called by Police about shouts for help heard in the area of Mickledore / Broad Stand by 2 separate informants. Given the potential seriousness of incidents in this area we responded with a callout. Fortunately RAF Boulmer were in the area on the last ever training session with Lakes MRT and came over to help get us and equipment well up Scafell. We searched around the Broad Stand / Scafell crags area but found no trace of anyone needing assistance. Another team member waiting in the valley they came across a walker making difficult progress down off the mountain due to a leg injury. The walker confirmed he had been shouting for help but was unsure of his location at the time. We stood down and returned to base.
Incident started at 13:30 and ended at 17:30 making 4 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 60