- Call out for year: 80
- Date: 27/12/15
- Time: 3:30 pm
- Grid ref: SK101 871
- Type of incident: Walker Search lost (self report)(1)
- Team members involved: 31
- Time taken: 4
- Total man hours: 124
Buxton, Edale and Kinder mountain rescue teams were called following the report of a 75 year old man from the Stockport area lost on Kinder Scout.
Three search and rescue dogs were also tasked to help locate the man when concerns for the man’s safety grew as darkness fell. The moor was enveloped in thick low cloud reducing visibility to around fifty metres making searching very difficult. Information gained from other walkers descending off the moor concentrated the search on the southern edge path and the Grindslow Knoll area.
Following about two hours of searching members of Kinder team located the man in a fit but cold condition near to Crowden Brook. The Kinder team stared to rewarm the man in a tent before Buxton members arrived on scene to escort the man down into Edale. On arrival in Edale the gentleman was examined by a team doctor before being taken home by relatives.