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Rescue teams in nine hour search for missing walkers
9:18am Tuesday 31st July 2012 in News
RESCUE teams were pushed to the limit in a search for two walkers on Sunday night.
Wasdale, Duddon and Furness, and Keswick Mountain Rescue Teams, the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs and a Sea King from RAF Boulmer, went out in the cold and wet conditions to look for the pair, who became lost while climbing down Scafell Pike.
At around 2am yesterday morning, the duo were found near Calfcove Gill, under Ill Crag, and were evacuated by the Sea King.
Approximately fourty MRT members were involved in this rescue that took around nine hours.
A spokesperson from the Wasdale team said: “It was the team’s second all night rescue in four nights. Both of these rescues would have been avoidable with proper preparation, and especially if they had taken a map, compass and torches.”