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An early call from Cumbria Police was received regarding two walkers who had set off for a walk up Scafell at 12:30 the previous day and had not returned as expected. Another family member had received texts through the night indicating they were lost and struggling to find their way down. As the conditions were favourable time was allowed for them to return under their own steam. However, when this had not occurred, a full callout was made at approximately 0630. Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs were also requested to help due to the very large search area. However as the search teams were mobilising, news was received that the missing pair had turned up safe and well in Eskdale, and the teams stood down. Thanks to the search dogs and handlers that had agreed to help.
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Incident started at 02:01 and ended at 08:37 making 6.6 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 106