Kinder Scout

  • Call out for year: 50
  • Date: 16/09/12
  • Time: 7:35 pm
  • Grid ref: SK092 880
  • Type of incident: Walker Search benighted(1)
  • Team members involved: 17
  • Time taken: 4.5 hrs
  • Total man hours: 102 hrs

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called out as night fell to search Kinder moor for two walkers who were trapped by deep bog without lights or whistle.

Although the casualties, a married couple from Doncaster, had no apparent injuries, they were very cold and disorientated. The night was damp and misty at high level, with some wind. They had set off for a days walk from Edale, up Grindsbrook to Kinder Downfall.  Returning on a GPS bearing, the female became trapped in deep wet bog at 16.30 hrs. After freeing themselves from this, the couple were keen to find a way out off the boggy area – but could not, and became trapped as darkness fell. They had no torch, but did have some food and spare clothing.  They were able to give a grid reference of their location to the police when they dialled 999. This proved accurate, and it was straightforward for rescue team members to locate them. Following a warming up in a box tent, the couple were led via Grindslow Knoll back to Edale, arriving at 23.30.

As they were not injuried, they were able to drive back home.

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