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A call was received from Cumbria Police about two lost and walkers. They were cold and wet having been out in poor weather (named storm) all day. As darkness fell they became concerned for their safety. Fortunately for them they were able to contact the iPhone emergency centre, having no signal to call 999.
As a location was also obtained, the Team Leader tasked a small hill party to go to the location and escort the walkers to safety. This was able to be achieved, with due care taken crossing high water levels in the becks. The walkers were taken back to Wasdale Head, where they were reunited with the other two members of their walking party.
#BeAdventureSmart and make a good day better.
Ask yourself three questions before you set off:
1. Do I have the right GEAR ?
2. Do I know what the WEATHER will be like?
3. Am I confident that I have the KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS for the day?

Incident started at 16:24 and ended at 22:33 making 6.2 hrs in total. There were 6 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY218090. Total rescuer hours: 37