Southern Edges, Kinder Scout

  • Call out for year: 33
  • Date: 25/05/08
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Grid ref: SK1035 8710
  • Type of incident: Walker Search Overdue(6)
  • Team members involved: 29
  • Time taken: 6 hours
  • Total man hours: 174

Incident report

Buxton, Edale, Kinder and SARDA called when a group of 6 young men from Manchester rung for assistance after having become lost on Kinder Scout. A mobile phone conversation with the incident controllers suggested that they were likely to be on the Southern Edges of Kinder Scout, but given the very poor visibility, the more traditional method of searching was used to find the party. The party were located by Buxton Search Dog Megan, her first operational find, and after a quick check over were escorted off the hill by members of Buxton team, none the worse for their experience.

Watch a video about Megan, created by the BBC

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