Pease Hill, Ripley
- Call out for year: 19
- Date: 5/06/10
- Time: 1:30 am
- Grid ref: sk 4053 4989
- Type of incident: Non mountain (Police) Search vulnerable person(1)
- Team members involved: 1
- Time taken: 2 hours
- Total man hours: 4 hours
Buxton search dog Zak called with handler Nick Smith to assist in a search of a semi-urban area of Ripley following the report of a missing 93 year old lady. Whilst the night was relatively warm and dry an early find probably saved this lady’s life.
The search was being co-ordinated by Derby MRT and three Peak District SARDA dogs were called to assist. The lady, who had last been seen about 20.00 hours the previous evening, was known to be in a confused state and Nick with Search Dog Zak was tasked to search an area of parkland close to the lady’s home.
The casualty was located by Zak in thick undergrowth and nettles, cold and confused but otherwise unharmed.