Three Rescues in One Week in 'Scafell Bermuda Triangle'

by Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com Feb/2017
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Within the space of a single week a rescue team in the Lake District has had to find three separate groups of walkers who'd got lost in more or less the same location.

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After the latest incident on Sunday 26th Feb, Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team took to Facebook:

"In the last week the team have been called out three times to locate missing walkers in the Upper Esk area" they said.

"This morning [Sunday], we were asked to assist Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team to locate three walkers who had been reported missing after setting off to climb Scafell Pike yesterday [Saturday] afternoon. They were located less than 1km from the previous two groups in what has now become known as the Scafell Bermuda Triangle." 

This follows an incident on 21st Feb when a couple were found in the area - one of the most remote spots in Cumbria - after a major search involving seven teams and a Coastguard helicopter. The pair were eventually found exhausted after an unp-lanned night out in awful weather, having spent 14 hours in a plastic bivy bag.

Rescuers said their bivvy bag may have saved their lives.

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