Dad and 11-year-old son rescued from Derbyshire mountain

A man and his 11-year-old son have been rescued after becoming lost on Kinder Scout.

Monday, 7th August 2017, 1:32 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:55 am
Eccles Pike looking towards Mount Famine and Kinder Scout

Buxton, Edale, Kinder and Glossop mountain rescue teams were called simultaneously at 10pm on Sunday August 6 following an emergency call to police.

The man from, Marylands in West Sussex, had gone for a walk on the moor setting of from Edale earlier in the day when the weather was fine and warm.

However, around mid-afternoon, classic Kinder weather rolled in from the west with low cloud and heavy rain making navigation on the summit difficult and causing darkness to set in earlier than usual.

The man and his son became disorientated and finally called for assistance when both were getting wet, cold and a little scared.

The man was unable to give any accurate clue as to his whereabouts and so the well practiced ‘Kinder search plan’ was initiated.

Around sixty mountain rescuers from the four local teams together with four specialist search dogs were deployed onto the moor from all directions to sweep the tops.

Following deployment of the searchers and another call to the missing man, a potential location was identified from a translation of a mobile phone mapping system.

That, together with the description he gave of the area around him, convinced search managers that the lost pair were on the north side of the moor at Fairbrook Naze, overlooking the A57 Snake Road.

Members of Glossop team were dispatched to the area and soon located the man and his son, cold and wet but in good spirits.

Following a swift examination the pair were escorted down the hill to the Snake Road and from there transported back to Edale where the man had parked his car earlier in the day.