The team were contacted due to concern for a swimmer last seen 3 hours previously after setting off to swim the length of the Wastwater from the Wasdale Head end. As the team was assembling at base with the intention of launching the RHIB, the swimmer was fortunately confirmed safe and well having got out the lake and walked to the Youth Hostel.
Incident started at 18:05 and ended at 18:55 making 0.8 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY1759306773 (altitude 64 m). Total rescuer hours: 11