The walker was lost near Snake Summit on Bleaklow. Photo: John Fielding CC-BY-SA-2.0

The walker was lost near Snake Summit on Bleaklow. Photo: John Fielding CC-BY-SA-2.0

A major search involving 30 volunteer mountain rescuers was launched to find a missing walker in the Peak District.

Glossop and Kinder Mountain Rescue Teams were joined by six Search and Rescue Dogs Association handlers and animals in the search on Sunday morning.

The hunt for the missing man from Manchester took place on steep ground on Bleaklow near the Snake Pass summit.

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesperson said: “They found the man, who was from the Manchester area, at about 8pm.

“He was suffering from hypothermia and was taken to a waiting ambulance and on to hospital in Tameside.”

Mountain rescuers also went to the aid of a mountain biker who came off her machine near Jacob’s Ladder on Kinder Scout.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 6pm on Sunday after the 23-year-old woman suffered head injuries in the incident.

Members of the team treated the woman, who was suffering from memory loss, at the scene and she was airlifted to hospital by a Sea King search and rescue helicopter.

Inspector Greg McGill of Derbyshire Constabulary said: “Both of these incidents were critical and posed serious challenges for police officers due to their remote locations and difficult terrain.

“We knew from previous partnerships that the mountain rescue teams would be invaluable in our search for both people.

“Their knowledge of the terrain and specialist skills are second to none and the teams proved their worth once again in these incidents.

“I’d like to extend my thanks to all involved, whose efforts undoubtedly helped save two people from further, serious injury.”

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