We were alerted by Cumbria Police about 2 walkers who were unsure of the way off Scafell and one had a sore ankle.
Initially, 2 team members were asked to deploy with warm clothing and a bivvy shelter as it was stated that the person with the sore ankle could walk down. Also the description of the location did not tally with the phone-find. Subsequent information received then stated that the person could not walk down so a full team call out was initiated. However, the walkers did manage to get themselves down and were met near Brackenclose by team members.
Incident started at 17:24 and ended at 20:13 making 2.8 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 196069. Total rescuer hours: 48