41: Callout Tuesday 18th October 2016
- Type – Lost walking group
- Location – Kinder plateau
- Team members – 17 Kinder MRT + Buxton MRT + Glossop MRT
- Duration – 5 hours or 85 volunteer man hours
- Volunteer Man hours so far 1990.95
The team received a call regarding a group of 5 youths who had become disoriented in bad weather and were now benighted somewhere in the vicinity of Kinder Scout; during initial contact with the group themselves they stated that they thought they had started descending from the plateau so the three MR Teams commenced searching the northern, western and southern slopes of the plateau.
Eventually, SARLOC was made and the group’s location was established as being on the plateau. Team members found the group who had correctly remained in place and had got inside a tent for protection from the weather.
The group was brought off the plateau with no injuries.
Thanks to Buxton and Glossop MRTs for their assistance in appalling weather conditions.