57 in 2023
Wastwater Screes
Other Agencies

As members of the team were starting to set up a team barbecue on a sunny Friday afternoon, we were called by Cumbria Police about two people reporting themselves stuck on the Screes on the South side of Wast Water. They also had a dog with them. Fortunately as part of the plan to be able to respond for exactly this event, the boat had already been made ready to transport to the lake – just in case! An advance foot party was also tasked to locate the casualty party. On this occasion the foot party was first on scene, and they were able to guide them carefully into the arriving boat for the short transfer back to the pump house at the West shore of the lake. The team then redeployed back to Wasdale Youth Hostel to catch up on the Barbecue with no further call-outs in the evening 😊.

Incident started at 16:04 and ended at 17:43 making 1.7 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 26