Walker lost in Scafell area had to call for mountain rescue’s help

A Lake District Mountain Rescue Team has to be called when a walker had gone missing in the Scafell area.

Keswick Mountain Rescue received the call on Wednesday (July 13), from Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team to help the vulnerable person who had gone missing in early hours of the morning. The Wasdale team were able to make contact with the person and a small team were then deployed to assist.

The team from Keswick Mountain Rescue helped the person walk from Styhead Tarn safely down to Seathwaite. A spokesperson for the team explained: “Keswick Mountain Rescue were contacted by Wasdale Mountain Rescue to assist a vulnerable person to Seathwaite from the corridor route.

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“The person had been reported as missing in the Scafell area in the early hours of the morning. Wasdale MR were able to make contact with the person and deployed a small team to help walk with him to Styhead Tarn where Keswick MR met them in order to continue the person’s walk safely down to Seathwaite.”

While the incident was ongoing, the team were also alerted that a biker near Latrigg had fallen from his bike and injured himself. He was unable to weight bare and therefore, Keswick Mountain Rescue Team were deployed to Brundholme Road, Latrigg.

After assessing his shoulder and knee injury they helped him to a relative’s car where he was taken to hospital for an x-ray. A spokesperson continued: “With incident 62 still on-going, the team were alerted to a biker on the Brundholme Road, Latrigg who had fallen from his bike suffering injuries to his shoulder and knee and unable to bear weight.

“The team was quickly deployed to the site, with two other team members going direct to assist immediately. The man was assessed by the team doctor as having minor injuries but requiring an x-ray on his knee. He was helped into the team vehicle and taken to his relative’s car for further transport to the local hospital.”

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