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Walkers all helped to safety by rescuers

Casualty being evacuated by stretcher down Grindsbrook Clough

Casualty being evacuated by stretcher down Grindsbrook Clough

A major search was mounted on Kinder Scout a 67-year-old walker who had got lost in thick mist, driving rain, strong winds and darkness.

The man was able to talk to mountain rescue search managers on his mobile phone and describe the terrain around him, and was located quite quickly on Bank Holiday Monday night by a search dog unit from the Kinder Team in the Kinder Low End area.

On Sunday, the Buxton team rescued another 67-year-old man, who became exhausted while out climbing Parkhouse Hill, near Monyash in Derbyshire. He was given oxygen and stretchered to safety.

And a 44-year-old walker who suffered a knee injury while out on the fells was helped to safety by mountain rescuers on Saturday afternoon.

The man, from Rossington, Doncaster, fell while walking up Grindsbrook Clough near Edale,

Fortunately members of the Edale Mountain Rescue Team were fundraising in Edale village, not far from where the walker twisted his knee, and equipment and volunteers were dispatched up the hill to assist.

They were helped by Buxton Mountain Rescue Team members who were holding an open day in Dove Holes.

 

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