- Call out for year: 13
- Date: 19/01/10
- Time: 3:50 pm
- Grid ref: SK 010 759
- Type of incident: Non mountain (Police) (3)
- Team members involved: 3
- Time taken: 1
- Total man hours: 3 hours
A request from Derbyshire Constabulary following a call from a gentleman in a 4 x 4 vehicle trapped by deep snow and pack ice in the bottom of the Goyt Valley.
All three people in the vehicle were aged seventy or over and the police were concerned for their welfare. Buxton Mountain Rescue Team responded with its Land Rover and a crew of two entering the valley from the Macclesfield side. The approach roads to the valley did not have any road closed signs and it wasn’t until a vehicle was committed to continuing did the snow conditions become difficult.
The team located the stranded vehicle and its passengers and after some encouragement the driver was able to drive his own vehicle back out of the valley.