- 44 in 2019
- Full Callout — Overdue
- Fine, Hot
- Other Agencies
- Cumbria Fire and Rescue, Cumbria Police, North West Ambulance Service
We were contacted by Cumbria Police after shouts for help reported by an anonymous caller from the lakeshore. 2 kayakers were on dry land on the far side of the lake, one had been seen to be in the water. Neither had a buoyancy aid.
The team responded along with 4 Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service appliances, at least one ambulance and 2 police vehicles.
Another group of kayakers had gone very close to them, they did not ask for help and looking through binoculars, they did not seem to be in distress.
Whilst CFRS were getting their boat ready, a member of the public paddled across and escorted them back. No injuries and no treatment required.
Incident started at 15:19 and ended at 17:14 making 1.9 hrs in total. There were 11 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 21