Turn Edge Farm, Quarnford

  • Call out for year: 85
  • Date: 28/11/21
  • Time: 5:07 pm
  • Grid ref:
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Other) Other(unknown)
  • Team members involved: 3
  • Time taken: 5 hours 3 minutes
  • Total man hours: 15 hours

Incident report

The team were called on two ocassions to the same area. Derbyshire Constabulary received a request from Staffordshire Police, for Buxton Mountain Rescue to carry out several welfare checks on residents who had been cut off by drifting snow and had experienced power cuts.

The first checks were carried out by a small number of personnel in one of the team’s 4x4s, the Defender (Mobile 4). The main area of concern was around the Flash & Knotbury area. Snow ploughs had cleared some of the side roads, but they were not 100% clear.

Team members had to break trail in often waist-high snow drifts to visit properties.

The search lasted for five hours.

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