Category: Callouts

8 and 9: Callout Monday 22nd April 2019

We responded to reports of a walker who had fallen approximately 50 feet from the top of the Downfall. Due to the nature of the call, immediate assistance was requested from the Coastguard and an air ambulance was also sent straight to the location.

Once on scene, Rescue 912 was able to recover the casualty from their position to the plateau where they were assessed but unfortunately were pronounced deceased. 

As this was unfolding and the initial casualty and their party were about to be flown back down to Hayfield, reports came in of another person who was crag fast on the Downfall having bravely tried to down climb to reach the first casualty and then became stuck when coming back up.

Rescue 912 was able to ferry a hill party back up to the location but then had to leave due to lack of fuel. A second hill party had walked in from Edale Cross with rope rescue equipment and they were then able to recover the second casualty who was unharmed and return to base.

The team would like to send their condolences to the family of the deceased walker at this tragic time.

We would also like to extend our thanks to the crews of Rescue 912 and Helimed 29 for the superb team work displayed in assisting both these people. We just wish the outcome could have been different.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

7: Callout Monday 25th March 2019

The team were called to assist 2 young walkers who had become navigationally challenged at the end of their walk. They were located using SARCALL and teams sent to their location. They had become very cold during this time so were walked off to our vehicles and warmed up on the drive back to base.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

6: Callout Thursday 14th February 2019

  • Type – Missing vulnerable
  • Location – Middlewood / Higher Poynton
  • Time – 13.35
  • Team members – 17 plus Cheshire Search & Rescue Team and SARDA
  • Duration – 4.17 Hours or 70.83 Volunteer Hours
  • Volunteer hours so far this year –  277.8

We were called to assist Cheshire Police and Cheshire Search and Rescue, with the search Read More…

5: Callout Wednesday 13th February 2019

A family of 5 reported themselves lost whilst returning from a walk on Kinder. The Duty Controller had used Sarcall to locate them at the top of William Clough. Having spoken to them to assess their condition, they were asked by our Team Leader to stay there and hill parties were sent to their location. Most of them were able to be walked off though one of the younger children was too tired by then and was stretchered off by the team back to the road head.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

4: Callout Monday 11th February 2019

  • Type – ambulance assist
  • Location – Alderley Edge
  • Time – 10:47
  • Team members – 13
  • Duration – 0.15 Hours or 3 Volunteer Hours
  • Volunteer hours so far this year –  115.5

We were contacted by North West Ambulance Service to assist with an elderly gentleman who had fallen.  As the team were mobilising, the ambulance service Read More…

3: Callout Wednesday 6th February 2019

A vulnerable young person went missing from his parents on Highgate Lane and ran towards the moorland. The team were quickly mobilised and began searching from points along the track. NPAS were unable to assist due to the weather so the Coastguard were asked to assist and were preparing to lift. Thermal imaging cameras from the Fire Brigade were brought in as well to assist in the search. Fortunately, the young person was located by one of our team vehicles that had driven up the track towards Mount Famine to search. They were safely loaded into the vehicle and returned to our base and reunited with their parents. A great result for all involved.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

2: Callout Friday 18th January 2019

  • Type – lost walker
  • Location – Kinder Low End
  • Time – 17:00
  • Team members – 16
  • Duration – 3.5 Hours or 56 Volunteer Hours
  • Volunteer hours so far this year –  80.5

We were called to assist a lone walker who had become lost on Kinder. Heavy snowfall and darkness meant that he was becoming very Read More…

43: Callout Sunday 16th December 2018

The team were alerted by the Duty Controller to 2 walkers who had been out since 1100 the previous day. As the weather since then had been atrocious, there was great concern for their safety and welfare. The Kinder Plan was triggered with all 4 teams beginning their searches.

Initially, an NPAS helicopter had tried to search but been unable to due to cloud cover. As this cleared later on, another request was made for a search by an HM Coastguard helicopter. As Rescue 912 arrived on scene, a Kinder party located the missing pair near Kinder Gates. After an initial assessment and warming, they were quickly loaded onto the aircraft and transported to Sheffield Norther General for  further care.

All the teams were then able to stand down. A great result for all concerned.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

42: Callout Sunday 25th November 2018

  • Type – Lost walkers
  • Location –Western edges, Kinder Scout
  • Time – 16.30
  • Team members – 29 plus Buxton MRT, Edale MRT, Glossop MRT and SARDA search dogs.
  • Duration – 4 Hours or 116 Volunteer Hours
  • Volunteer hours so far this year –  2032.25

With Rescue 912 having just left with our casualty from callout 41, we Read More…