18 lost film-makers found by rescuers

A Ray Manley picture of the Woolpacks, Kinder Scout, under a stormy sky
A Ray Manley picture of the Woolpacks, Kinder Scout, under a stormy sky
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A film crew got lost while capturing footage in the Peak District and had to be rescued by Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

Eighteen crew members filming on Bleaklow in Derbyshire got split up and lost in the dark while trying to get back to their cars which were parked on the A57.

Members of Glossop Mountain Rescue Team were alerted and called for backup after the number of those lost became apparent.

Martin Gorman, from Edale Mountain Rescue, said “The various groups of missing film-makers were eventually all tracked down and reunited with their vehicles.”

The team also had to find a woman who had gone for a walk on Kinder Scout, got lost and became exhausted.

Rescuers from Edale, Buxton, Glossop and Kinder responded and the missing walker was eventually located and helped to safety.

Martin said: “The volunteer mountain rescuers finally got back at 7am on Thursday – in many cases just in time to head off for their day jobs.”

The Edale team was also called out to Handsworth in Sheffield after a woman fell down a steep bank and injured her back.

The woman was suffering from hypothermia and had to be taken to hospital.

The team also helped a young couple who got lost on Kinder while out walking on Sunday evening.

Martin said: “Fortunately they had a smartphone with them and the SARLOC system quickly pinpointed their position. Team members made their way on to the hill to escort them back to the valley.”

Martin warned it was common for walkers to get caught out by nights drawing in at this time of year.

He said: “It’s a wise precaution to always have a torch and spare batteries when venturing on to the high ground of the Peak District, even in the summer, and it’s especially important as the days get shorter.

“It’s also important to carry warm clothing.

“If you fall and turn your ankle, you are going to get very cold if you are waiting for assistance.”