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