Team assisted Wasdale MRT with a search for a man seperated from his father and brother on the walk back from Scafell to Langdale.. he was not very fit, couldn't navigate and had little by way of equipment... so when he got tired.... in their words "in agreement with me and his brother was making his own slower progress and we would wait for him to catch up. This method we had used on the way up.
A search was mounted after 2 adults and a child from Blackpool failed to turn up from a fell walk. Found at 3.15 a.m. in Rossett Ghyll. No torches, only a box of matches to guide rescuers to scene. Set off 1.15 p.m. for Scafell. Millom Team and S.A.R.D.A. assisted.
A search was mounted for 7 retarded/semi blind adults lost on a walk. Found Mickleden, unharmed but very tired. (Apologies for the terminology, transcribed directly from 1980 report, and hopefully demonstrating how things have changed!!)
We were requested to assist Wasdale MRT with a search for group overdue from Scafell. The search was in it's early stages when we got a message confirming that they had turned up.
We were asked to assist Wasdale MRT in a search for a couple trying to find their way down from Scafell. They were reported as having no waterproofs, little food, and the homing facility on their umbrella had failed. They were located in Little Narrow Cove.
A group of five youths set off late to climb Scafell from Langdale. They were warned by people in the valley about their late start, but chose to ignore the advise. They phoned for help around 5am, having become lost, cold and very distressed. It was a combined effort by Wasdale MRT, Kendal MRT, ourselves and a helicopter from RAF Valley. They were located by Wasdale team members near Cowcove Beck, 3km south of Scafell and airlifted to Furness General Hospital for treatment for hypothermia.