Mountain Rescue Team help girl stuck in bog

BUXTON Mountain Rescue Team were called to Chapel Gate, Rushup Edge on Sunday afternoon, after a teenage walker got stuck in a bog.

The 17-year-old was part of a Duke of Edinburgh Award group who were on the final leg of their expedition from Brown Knoll and were heading for Edale, when the girl, from Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire walked into the peat bog. Group members and supervisors tried to release her but without success so the team placed her in a rescue nappy, attached ropes and with the help of group members she was released from the bog, cold but unharmed.

A team spokesman said: “This is the second incident within a week of walkers becoming stuck in peat bogs, due in some part to the amount of rain recently.

“This can be a very frightening experience and sometimes difficult to get out, as was experienced here.

“We used a rescue nappy and good old fashioned brute strength pushing and pulling and finally released her, much to everyone’s relief.

“The stuck young lady was cold and wet but otherwise unharmed by her experience.”

The group were then taken to Chapel Gate to meet their parents and return home.