Hope valley

  • Call out for year: 3
  • Date: 4/01/21
  • Time: 9:29 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 16680 82589
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Police) Search vulnerable person(1)
  • Team members involved: 35
  • Time taken: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Total man hours: 88 hours

Incident report

With night-time temperatures dropping close to freezing Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team in the search for a missing person in the Hope Valley.

The young person had not returned home from school, so with many hours having passed since they were last seen, and clothing inappropriate for the conditions, there were serious concerns for her safety.

Four search dogs and handlers dogs from Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England were called in to help with the search. Just as team members were being deployed to search their allotted areas in the Hope Valley, the message came through that the missing person had been found safe and well at the home of a friend.

Team members were able to stand down and return the vehicles to their respective bases before driving home.

We were delighted with the outcome of the incident in view of the conditions in which the search would have been carried out.

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