5 in 2019
Scoat Fell
Other Agencies

We were called by Police about a group of walkers, one of whom had become incapacitated due to severe leg cramps and could no longer walk. It was originally difficult to phone the group back to determine a precise position so a search was started. In view of the location and amount of ground to cover our colleagues in Cockermouth Team joined the search and located the walkers on the Scoat Fell Ridge. Three were walked down but the fourth needed to be taken by stretcher down into Ennerdale and was then reunited with other members of their party and driven back to Wasdale.

Incident started at 16:39 and ended at 00:57 making 8.3 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY160113. Total rescuer hours: 100