High Tor, Matlock

  • Call out for year: 9
  • Date: 8/12/14
  • Time: 3:32 am
  • Grid ref: SK 29 58
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Police) Search vulnerable person (fatal)(1)
  • Team members involved: 1
  • Time taken: 3.5
  • Total man hours: 3.5

Incident report

Two Peak District Search and Rescue Dogs were called in the early hours of Monday to assist Derby M.R.T. acting on behalf of Derbyshire Police with a search for a missing vulnerable person.

Buxton’s Search and Rescue Dog Megan, with handler Dave Mason, were alerted at 03.30 hours and were quickly on scene.  Dave and Megan were tasked to search the steep sides of the wooded gorge which would be difficult in daylight  but was made even more precarious in the darkness and very poor weather conditions with sleet and snow.

Following about an hour of searching Megan located the body of a deceased male.  Following police examination of the scene, mountain rescue members recovered the deceased back to the road for further police investigation.



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