A solo male walker reported himself lost to his partner at home. She phoned the police after being unable to make further contact with him.
Team leader spent 30 minutes on the phone to a man who had phoned for help after becoming cragfast and lost while trying to find his way back to Gt Langdale from Scafell Pike.
Cumbria Police requested an investigation when a local farmer and a fellwalker reported on separate days that clothing, food and cooking equipment had been found in deep snow. Team and S.A.R.D.A. located snow holes/bivis, abandoned by a "Training Group".
At the request of Wasdale M.R.T. a large search was mounted when three boys were reported missing. Eight teams, S.A.R.D.A., RAF Stafford M.R.T. and RAF Linton M.R.T., searched with negative results. Found on Wasdale campsite, had been there 18 hours.
The Team assisted by Keswick M.R.T. and S.A.R.D.A. searched in torrential rain for a 53 year old man from Lincoln who was reported overdue on walk from Scafell. The man who had neither torch, map nor compass, was found Benighted in Rossett Gill. Escorted to safety.
Many people reported the sighting of a red flare. The Team, having just completed rescue no. 5 turned out again. As most of the high crags were still under winter conditions all essential rescue gear was deployed. The Team reached Stickle Tarn and found a 'bored' couple setting off flares, not knowing the consequences. Escorted off the fell and dealt with by the local police officers.
A full scale search was mounted for a solo walker aged 16 from Oxford. No-one knew his route. Local Teams assisted by S.A.R.D.A. R.A.F. Leeming M.R.T. and a helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer. Located 1.15 p.m. 30-10-82 at Esk Hause. Had slept overnight on Mickledore.
A search was mounted for group of 5 inexperienced and ill-equipped teenagers from Liverpool missing on a club hike. Located Cockley Pike at6.10 a.m. by S.A.R.D.A. A dog and handler. Airlifted to safety by helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer.