Goyt valley

  • Call out for year: 57
  • Date: 16/08/10
  • Time: 1:30 am
  • Grid ref: SK013 756
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Police) Search vulnerable person(1)
  • Team members involved: 24
  • Time taken: 19.5
  • Total man hours:

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue team called to assist police with a search for a
missing person in the Goyt Valley.

The missing person, a 56 year old woman from Buxton, was reported missing
from 18:30 on Sunday evening. Police located her vehicle in a car park
near the Fernilee and Errwood reservoirs, a favourite walking area of hers,
but were concerned for her well being. This is a terrain of moorland, steep
sided woods, streams and large expanses of water.

After an aerial search by police helicopters and local officers failed to
locate the missing person, search dogs, and mountain rescue teams from Buxton
and Kinder were called in to search the immediate area.

The initial search of likely routes and local points of interest did not
locate the missing person. At first light, further support was called in
from Glossop, Derby and Woodhead teams. A more detailed search radiating from the
car park commenced. This proved to be a successful strategy when the
missing woman was found at 20:45 alive by one of the sections from
Woodhead team who had abandoned scheduled training to
assist with the search.

After treatment on site by mountain rescue doctors, the casualty was
evacuated by stretcher and taken to hospital for further treatment where her
condition was described as serious.

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