Search Dog Call Outs

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When the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation’s “Kinder Search Plan” was initiated to search for two men missing on Kinder plateau, Buxton’s Search Dog Megan and handler Dave Mason were soon on their way to take part.  See team call No. 5.
Megan and Dave were stood down whilst still on route when it was reported that both men had been located in Edale.

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High Tor, Matlock

Two Peak District Search and Rescue Dogs were called in the early hours of Monday to assist Derby M.R.T. acting on behalf of Derbyshire Police with a search for a missing vulnerable person.

Buxton’s Search and Rescue Dog Megan, with handler Dave Mason, were alerted at 03.30 hours and were quickly on scene.  Dave and Megan were tasked to search the steep sides of the wooded gorge which would be difficult in daylight  but was made even more precarious in the darkness and very poor weather conditions with sleet and snow.

Following about an hour of searching Megan located the body of a deceased …

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Diverted from Kinder to Goyt Valley

Search Dog Megan with handler Dave Mason were on their way to support three teams taking part in a search for a man on Kinder Scout.  When the Kinder Scout casualty was located by another Peak District search dog, Dave and Megan were diverted to assist with another simultaneous  rescue in the Goyt Valley.   See team calls No: 60 & 61 on 25th September.

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Kinder Scout

Search and Rescue Dog, Megan with handler Dave Mason called to join a multi-team search of Kinder Scout in very poor weather conditions.   See team call-out number 52.

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A fruitless journey for Buxton Search Dog Handler, Dave Mason, when he and Search Dog Megan were called with other search dogs to assist Glossop Mountain rescue Team.

A group of eleven walkers had become lost and confused in wild, wet conditions on Bleaklow during the night.  Dave and Megan travelled thirty miles from Matlock to help in the search to find that a Glossop MRT foot section had just located the group.  The group, all safe if wet and cold, were escorted from the moor and Dave returned home.

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Mam Tor Ridge

A Buxton Search Dog unit was asked to join the team in searching for a child who had become separated from the family group.

The dog team was stood down en-route when the missing child was safely located.

See Team Call Out on same date for further details.

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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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