Category: News

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

39: Callout Sunday 4th November 2018

The team were notified by the police of a potential vulnerable person in the area. Following discussions with the police, it was decided to focus our search around the reservoir area. Our team SARDA handler was tasked to search the perimeter whilst other parties searched nearby wooded areas. The dog indicated a possible find in the reservoir so water trained personnel from both our team and the Fire Brigade were mobilised to search the reservoir by boat. Nothing was found and we were stood down.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

29: Callout Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July

Type – Logistical support
Location – Saddleworth Moor
Team members – 10 KMRT 
Duration – 12 Hours per day or  120 Volunteer Man Hours
Volunteer Man hours so far this year – 1022 Hours
During this week, we provided a vehicle and two team members to assist the Fire Service with logistical support whilst they fought the moorland fires on Saddleworth and surrounding area.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

What a Cracken good race!!

 

Well, what an event. The weather was kind, the going was good and the runners were on a mission. None more so than course record-holder, Steve Vernon.

Way back in 2008, Steve won the race in the record time of 40:14, a record that stood until today because, this evening Steve’s record time was, incredibly, Read More…

Ken Blakeman Memorial Stone

 

On the 2ndof July 2016, a member of our team, Ken Blakeman, died whilst on a callout to a young walker in trouble whilst doing her Duke of Edinburgh expedition. Ken had been a member for over 40 years and was both our team Chairman and the Chairman of Read More…

27 and 28: Callouts Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th June 2018

We were contacted by Oldham Mountain Rescue Team at 18:56 with a request to provide them with medical support cover, to assist their involvement with a significant moorland fire on Saddleworth Moor.

We despatched one of Land Rovers with a team doctor and three experienced casualty carers to provide medical assistance for anyone injured in fighting the fire.

We were stood down and arrived back at base at 01:03. Our friends in the Oldham team continued to provide cover throughout the night.

Neil Woodhead
Deputy Team Leader