- Call out for year: 58
- Date: 23/09/14
- Time: 5:30 pm
- Grid ref: SK 08 86
- Type of incident: Walker Search lost (self report)(1)
- Team members involved: 22
- Time taken: 4 hours
- Total man hours: 88
Late in the afternoon a man rang 999 to report himself lost around the Edale Cross area of Kinder Scout.
The weather at the time was clear so initially only Kinder MRT was activated. When nothing was found, mobile-phone connection was lost and the weather had started to deteriorate, Buxton MRT and local search dogs were called in to assist. A further hour on and with all the local paths checked, the onset of darkness and a further deterioration of the weather, the full Kinder search plan was activated calling in Glossop and Edale mountain rescue teams.
As the extra search power was assembling a text-message was received from the missing man to indicate he was safe and well and no-longer on the hillside. Team members were recalled from the plateau.
This was a strange incident, the origins of which are now being investigated by the police.