Mountain rescue team helps stranded hiker in Glossop

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Glossop-based Peak District Mountain Rescue Team was called out in the early minutes of Thursday, February 12, to search for a lost walker.

The man spent many hours trying to correct a navigational error in the thick fog before calling for advice.

A search was instigated involving 13 Glossop Team members, a dog from Kinder team and a second dog from the Oldham Team.

Police air support was unavailable due to the low cloud base.

After two hours one of the search sections located the hiker having seen the flashes of his torch and heard his whistles.

The hiker, from Tameside, was well equipped and this was a major factor in the rapid conclusion of the search.

This was the latest in a busy period for all the Peak District teams with more than ten incidents being logged since Friday.