Kinder Scout

  • Call out for year: 59
  • Date: 23/09/14
  • Time: 8:51 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 07 86
  • Type of incident: Walker Search benighted(1)
  • Team members involved: 26
  • Time taken: 1.5
  • Total man hours: 39

Incident report

The Full Kinder Search Plan was activated to locate a 22 year old man reported to be lost on the Kinder plateau.  The man was known to be a fit and experienced walker who had already had a long day starting his walk in the Derwent Valley.  His last phone contact with relatives placed him in the darkness somewhere on Kinder Scout and in thick low cloud and driving rain.

The call came just ten minutes after team members had stood down from the previous four hour search of the plateau.  However, twenty-six Buxton members responded to the call returning to rendezvous point at Edale Station car park.

The well practiced search plan was soon fully under way involving 120 members from four rescue teams and a number of search and rescue dogs.   Less than an hour into the search the man was located, tired but well, by a search section of Kinder MRT near to Edale Cross.  (Ironically, where the previous missing person should have been but there is no connection between the two incidents).

The man was escorted from the hillside and later reunited with his father who had been waiting for him in Edale.

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