Search Dog Call Outs

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Kinder Scout

Buxton’s Search and Rescue Dog “Megan” with handler, Dave Mason, joined the hunt in the early hours on Easter Monday looking for the missing family on Kinder Scout.    See Team Call-out No. 23/2014.

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Longdendale Trail

Search Dog, Megan, and her handler were called to asssit Edale, Woodhead and Glossop MRTS with a search for a mountain biker who had reported himself lost and cold above the Upper Derwent reservoirs.

An intensive search in poor weather of known mountain bike routes in addition to open moorland was conducted.

The biker was located cold, but otherwise unharmed, by a member of the public and members of Woodhead MRT.

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Hartshorn, Kinder Scout

A long night search in freezing conditions was rewarded when a 38 year old lady from Doncaster was located by the rescue teams and brought to safety by an RAF Seaking helicopter.

A Buxton Team dog unit was used to clear land surrounding Edale station and car park.

see post for team call-out for details.

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Edale Rocks, Kinder

Search dog, Megan, and her handler called to assist the 3 Peak District teams involved in searching for walkers lost in mist.

On arrival at site, a foot section had already located the lost party so the dog unit was not deployed. More details for team call-out on same date.

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Search Dog, Megan, and her handler, along with other team members, responded to a call-out triggered by distress flares at the Roaches.

Full details are as recorded under team post for the same incident.


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Ashover, nr. Matlock

A Buxton Seach Dog unit was called to assist Derby Mountain Rescue Team to search for a missing man.

The 37 year old man, from Stoke On Trent, had last been seen in the morning of the previous day and the police had cause to be concerned for his safety. It was believed that the missing man was possibly in the area of Ashover, near Matlock. A coordinated search of the dense woodland in the surrounding area was undertaken.

Thirty eight Mountain Rescue volunteers, supported by seven specialist search dog units started searching on Friday afternoon which continued into the night in …

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Search Dog, Megan, and her handler, along with 5 other dog teams, called to assist Glossop and Kinder MRTs in a search for a missing person.

The person, a vulnerable man, was found around 8pm by one of the search dogs. He was suffering from hypothermia and evacuated back to Snake Summit.

A waiting land ambulance transported him onwards for further treament.

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Goyt Valley

Search Dog Megan with handler Dave Mason called in support of a major search for a vulnerable person.  See team call No 49.

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Rivelin Valley, Sheffield

Buxton Search Dog Megan with handler, Dave Mason, called by South Yorkshire Police to join forty members of Edale and Woodhead Rescue Teams in The Rivelin Valley, Sheffield.  Four other search dogs were also involved in trying to locate a female in the dense woodland area.  After two hours the woman was located by Search Dog Flash of Edale team.  Suffering from hypothermia the casualty was carried to a waiting ambulance for transfer to hospital.

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