We were called when a family set off for a walk around Wastwater late in the afternoon. They became stuck when it got dark and they had walked up the side of the scree field. We deployed team members on foot and in our RIB. The lost walkers were quickly located as they flashed their camera to guide us in. They were transported back to the head of the Lake in our boat and then back to their car.
Incident started at 18:00 and ended at 21:00 making 3 hrs in total. There were 18 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 16271 05461 (altitude 175 m). Total rescuer hours: 54