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Kinder Mountain Rescue Team (KMRT) has been in existence since 1971, and is one of seven mountain rescue teams that operate within the Peak District National Park, as part of the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation (PDMRO).

Our 50 members operate on an purely voluntary basis and are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist members of the public on the hill or in urban search and rescue situations.

We are almost exclusively funded by public donations, and all proceeds from fund raising go towards equipment and resources used on our call outs.

01: Callout – Saturday 2nd January 2021

We were called at 14:25 to help search for a lady who had gone missing from her home in New Mills. After discussion with the police search managers, we sent our search dog to Big Stone and Cracken Edge. Five hill parties searched the Sett Valley trail and the adjacent land.

By 19:00 all our search teams returned to base for debriefing, having completed their search areas. Because of the difficulties of the terrain and incoming information from the police we re-searched the Sett Valley trail areas, using an additional SARDA search dog.

Just before midnight the police provided new information and we re-located teams to a new search area.

At 01:25, after 11 hours of searching, we stood down.

On Sunday morning, as we were discussing further search options with the police and Glossop MRT, the lady was found alive by police on a local road.

We are pleased that the lady was found and extend our good wishes to her and her family. We would also like to thank the local community for their support.

In between the searching we were able to assist a stranded driver who had got their car stuck in the snow on an exposed back road.

  • Time: 14:25
  • Type: Search
  • Location: New Mills and Hayfield area
  • Team members: 32
  • Duration: 11hrs
  • Volunteer hours: 352
  • Total volunteer hours for the year: 352

Dave Eustace, Deputy Team Leader

Team Calendar

January 2021


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