Category: co2009

Callout 9 2-June 2009

Initially requested to be on standby to assist Glossop Team (GMRT), we were called out at 14:15 to assist the Police in a search for a missing person who had not been seen since the Sunday.  After searching Werneth Low Country park with GMRT and the search dogs we were stood Read More…

Alan’s Diary – Callout 2nd June 2009

Tuesday afternoon and I had been busy at work, so I was late getting to this callout. We were told to meet at Werneth Low, a country park on the outskirts of Manchester. The Police had asked for help in looking for a man who had been last seen three Read More…

Callout 8 19-May-2009

At 13:55 I received a call from the duty controller to say that a man was either having a heart attack or stroke on the Western Edge Path of Kinder Scout. As either of these are a serious condition I immediately requested an air ambulance and asked our neighbouring team Read More…

Callout 7 17-May-2009

When another Team Leader telephones you at 10.oo at night it can only mean one thing, so as I answered the phone to Edale MRT’s team leader I was expecting a callout. Two women doing the Pennine Way had last been seen at Crowden Youth Hostel in the morning and were Read More…

Alan’s Diary – May Exercise

Our Sunday exercises generally follow on from the Wednesday training session’s theme and this month was no exception. We had been looking at missing person behaviour and had been summoned to Strines Railway Station car park to begin a search for our fictitious missing person. This wasn’t our usual mountain Read More…

Alan’s Diary – May Training Evening

The topic for this evenings training is missing person behaviour and Scene of Crimes. Occasionally during our missing person searches we come across unexplained deaths, which could potentially be a crime scene. We started out with some theory on how to protect any evidence at the scene and the procedures Read More…

Crag Rescue Training 2&3 May 2009

Lofty, Howard, Vinny, Dave I, Chris H and Charlie spent the weekend at Oldham MRT being instructed in and practicing their crag rescue methods. Their method of crag rescue involves the rescuer descending to the crag fast casualty and effecting a rescue under their own independent control. This method is the Read More…

Callout 6 03-May-2009

I received the call from the duty controller at 14:24hrs to say that there was a girl on Kinder, who had been vomiting for some time. An air ambulance and response vehicle had been tasked to the job, but there was no accurate location available to us. Contact was made with the Read More…