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Rescue team to be the stars of TV programme

Countryfile programme's visit to Buxton Mountain Rescue Team - with presenters Jules Hudson and Ellie Harrison, centre

Countryfile programme's visit to Buxton Mountain Rescue Team - with presenters Jules Hudson and Ellie Harrison, centre

Members of a Peak District mountain rescue team are to be stars of the TV show Countryfile this Sunday, after presenters and film crews visited to watch their life-saving skills in action.

The programme invited Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to take part in the programme to mark the organisation’s 50th anniversary.

Two separate fatal incidents, together with the fateful Four Inns Walk in 1964 when three scouts died, led to the establishment of the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation.

Presenters Jules Hudson and Ellie Harrison found out about the development of rescue equipment since then, looking at the old stretchers in use in the 1960s and their modern day equivalent.

And they discovered how the team deals with missing person searches using digital mapping and IT.

The end of the day was put to particularly good use when Jules was reported ‘lost’. Leader Neil Carruthers briefed the team and, together with Ellie, launched a search of the moor where Jules was found safe, well, but wet.

The show, filmed mostly on the Roaches, near Leek, in Staffordshire, is to be screened on BBC1 this Sunday at 8pm.

 

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