Covid rulebreakers rescued from mountain after getting stuck in heavy snow

Four people had to be rescued from hills covered in heavy snow after getting too exhausted while searching for a plane crash site.

A rescue team had to save the group, from Manchester, who broke Covid-19 rules to find the B-29 crash site in Derbyshire on Saturday.

The group had got lost while trekking for five hours in deep snow in -12C to find the site near Bleaklow Moor.

One member had become exhausted in the freezing cold conditions and could not continue.

In a Facebook post, the mountain rescue team said: ‘The four people had driven from Manchester breaking the Covid-19 rules, not just that but also putting their lives at risk.

‘The temperature on Bleaklow on Saturday was around minus twelve celsius with wind chill and deep snow.

‘This could of been a very different story had they not had phone signal [sic].’

Glossop Mountain Rescue Team was called out at about 3.40pm and set off from Snake Summit, armed with a stretcher and first aid kit, to find the group.

The team managed to locate the group at Hern Stones using a phone finder app.

After a quick assessment, all four were given jackets and walked back to Snake Summit. They were then taken back to their cars parked at Old Glossop.

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