52 in 2023
Wastwater Screes
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As the team was waiting for the helicopter to depart from the previous callout, a second call was received from Cumbria Police. A walker on the Screes lakeshore was in need of assistance. Details and exact location were not available as the message was relayed from people on the lake, with no phone signal from the casualty himself. The team boat was dispatched from base and other Wasdale and Duddon and Furness MRT team members redirected from the first incident. However, when the boat arrived in the expected location they were informed that the casualty had already been ferried across the lake by a canoeist. After the boat team had caught up with the casualty, a medical assessment was made and happily the walker was well enough to return to his hotel.

Incident started at 17:36 and ended at 20:51 making 3.3 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 43