Callout Time: 9:39 pm
Agencies Involved: Wasdale MRT, Keswick MRT
At 21.39 on Sunday a family of three called 999 requesting help after getting lost in cloud on the north west side of Scafell Pike. As this area is in the Wasdale MRT patch the police directed the call to them. At first light on Monday morning the Wasdale team requested support from Keswick MRT as part of a formal search of the central fells. Small groups with search dogs were dispatched from Seathwaite in Borrowdale up various paths towards Scafell Pike. Having reached Esk Hause and Sty Head in heavy rain the teams were stood down at 07.45 as the family had managed to descend safely to Wasdale.
11 Keswick MR team members – 5 hours 19 minutes