79 in 2013
Upper Eskdale
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A 24 yr old male set off from Coniston at 7am to climb Old Man of Coniston and got lost. He was located in upper Eskdale using phone technology. 6 members of WMRT plus 1 search dog were deployed to locate and assist him from the fell. The weather was very poor – high winds, driving rain and low cloud. He was very wet and cold but otherwise OK. Back at road at 20.00 hours where team members from Coniston met us and kindly gave him a lift back to Coniston. Incident closed at 21.00hrs

Incident started at 15:30 and ended at 21:00 making 5.5 hrs in total. There were 6 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2352506061 (altitude 645 m). Total rescuer hours: 33