Linacre Woods, Chesterfield

  • Call out for year: 17
  • Date: 8/05/10
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 32 72
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Police) Search vulnerable person(1)
  • Team members involved: 1
  • Time taken: 3 hours
  • Total man hours: 3

Incident report

Buxton’s Search Dog Megan was credited with saving a life when she, with handler Dave Mason, was called to Linacre Woods west of Chesterfield.  Edale MRT and two other search dogs had been called to assist Derbyshire Police with a search of woodland for a 24 year old vulnerable male.  It was thought that the man may have attempted to harm himself and mountain rescue responded appropriately. 

Megan was about half way in to her search pattern to the north of the reservoirs when she disappeared for a few minutes before returning to give a strong indication to her handler that she had found someone.  The man was located about thirty feet away in a semi-conscious state and was immediately given assistance before being taken to hospital for treatment.

One comment

  1. Nick Smith

    Brilliant! Well done Meg and Dave! Makes all that training well worth it

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