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Callout 21: Friday 28th June 2019

The team were called after reports of a walker being injured around the Kinder Gates area during a Duke of Edinburgh expedition. Passers by had seen her and reported it to another person who then notified the police. Well done to them and many thanks.

When we arrived at the location, the group could not be found and a search of the area commenced. In addition, we began to escalate it to a Kinder Plan job which involves calling in Glossop, Edale and Buxton MRT’s to cover the rest of the plateau. As Glossop were deploying, they came across a group at Snake Summit, one of whom had a bad ankle. They had managed to carry on walking towards their destination unaware that others had called the police to their assistance. Once established that this was definitely our group, all teams were stood down.

We had a lovely walk on a beautiful evening. Everyone concerned did the right thing and it was just a case of miscommunication. 

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

Callout 17: Sunday 9th June 2019

The team were called to assist a walker who had hurt their ankle. Their partner had tried to carry them off before finally calling for assistance. The team deployed 3 parties to the location whilst requesting assistance from Helimed. They were able to land and lift the casualty to a local hospital.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

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

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

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

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

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