River Dane, Danebridge

  • Call out for year: 72
  • Date: 3/10/10
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Grid ref: SJ 96 65
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Other) Injured (fatal)(1)
  • Team members involved: 23
  • Time taken: 3 hrs
  • Total man hours: 69 hrs

Incident report

Buxton Team were called to search the River Dane from Danebridge to Gradbach for a canoeist who had been swept away in the spate. Because of the length and nature of the area Search & Rescue Dogs were requested as well as Water Search sections from Edale and Kinder MRT’s.

Sadly, the canoeist was located approx ¼ mile below where she was last seen and, despite the efforts of the emergency service, was pronounced dead.

Buxton MRT expresses their deepest sympathy to all friends and relatives of the deceased.

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