Mountain rescue volunteers thanked for assisting police in two incidents

Posted on 23rd September 2013

Police have praised the work of mountain rescue crews who helped officers safely locate two people in separate incidents over the weekend.

The first incident saw officers and mountain rescue volunteers teaming up to search for a missing man in the steep terrain around the Snake Pass, Glossop.

Around 30 Glossop and Kinder Mountain Rescue Team volunteers with six search and rescue dogs took part in the operation, which started on the morning of Sunday, September 22.

They found the 34-year-old man, who was from the Manchester area, at about 8pm. He was suffering from hyperthermia and was taken to a waiting ambulance before going on to hospital in Tameside.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called out by police to help rescue a mountain biker who had suffered head injuries after coming off her bike near Jacob’s Ladder, Edale.

The incident happened on a remote trail close to Barber Booth at about 6pm on Sunday, September 22.

Sixteen Mountain rescue volunteers climbed to the spot and located the 23-year-old biker, who was suffering from memory loss. They called for a Sea King helicopter and the woman was taken to hospital.

Inspector Greg McGill said: “Both of these incidents were critical and posed serious challenges for police officers due to their remote, mountainous locations.

“We knew from previous partnerships that the mountain rescue teams would he invaluable in our search for both people.

“Their knowledge of the terrain and specialist skills are second to none and the teams proved their worth once again in these incidents.

“I’d like to extend my thanks to all involved, whose efforts undoubtedly helped save two people from further, serious injury.”

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