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A call was received from Cumbria Police regarding two walkers. They had two dogs but one of them was spooked and refused to move any further on a boulder field. The terrain makes it extremely difficult to make safe progress in this situation so the team were called out.
The well established process of a team on foot, a boat team to ‘pick off’ and a receiving team on the opposite side of the lake was implemented. Other than the weather deteriorating there were no problems and the walkers and dogs were transferred to much friendlier ground and carried on their way. The team then returned to base and stood down.

Incident started at 16:10 and ended at 19:00 making 2.8 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY153046. Total rescuer hours: 42