Call out for year: 4
Time: 6:18 pm
Grid ref: SK079 871
Type of incident: Walker, Search Overdue, (1)
Number of team members involved: 18
Time taken: 10 mins
Total man hours: 3 hrs
Early evening, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and search dogs were called to Barber Booth, Edale.
A lone 54 year old male walker had telephoned his wife to say he had twisted his knee and was lost on Kinder Scout. The couple were on holiday in the Peak District staying locally in the Hayfield area.
Our colleagues in the Kinder Team couldn’t talk to the walker, presuming his mobile phone battery had gone down. However, it was thought he was somewhere in the Kinder Low area. Buxton Team and search dogs were tasked with searching the Jacobs Ladder, Kinder Southern Edges to Crowden Brook.
Whilst final search planning preparations were being made, the missing walker made his own way off without assistance to Booth Farm, Farlands, Hayfield. The team was stood down.