Call Out Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Call Out Time: 7:47 pm

Stood Down Time: 12:00 am

Team / Agency: Keswick MRT, Wasdale MRT

Full dogs / Local Dogs: Full Dog Team

Search Dogs Involved: Bracken, Isla

Call Out Details:

Just as Incident 5 concluded, a local hotel reported a couple overdue on a walk up Scafell Pike. They were inexperienced, and had little equipment. There was no route left, so teams had to improvise a search plan in weather that steadily worsened over the next four hours. At midnight, all rescuers were withdrawn in the face of atrocious conditions.

Call Out Conclusion:

At this stage, the couple remained lost. Keswick MRT made arrangements for the search to restart in the early morning.