Kinder Scout

  • Call out for year: 4
  • Date: 1/02/12
  • Time: 6:18 pm
  • Grid ref: SK079 871
  • Type of incident: Walker Search Overdue(1)
  • Team members involved: 18
  • Time taken: 10 mins
  • Total man hours: 3 hrs

Incident report

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.

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