26 in 2024
Wastwater Screes
Other Agencies
As the team rescuing the dogs from incident 25 was returning to base, another call had been received from Cumbria Police and more team members with fresher legs had been deployed. Once again, they passed each other in opposite directions.
The call was regarding a mother and son who had become stuck on the Screes ‘path’ with no injuries. The well-practiced response of a boat deployment, pick-off, and transfer to the opposite shore was undertaken without incident and the team returned to base.
In total, callouts were ongoing from 4:39pm on Friday to 6:11pm on Saturday evening, a true test of both the Wasdale and wider MR Teams’ resilience.

Incident started at 15:06 and ended at 18:11 making 3.1 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY153047. Total rescuer hours: 53