2021-75: Longnor

Long stay in Longnor

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The team were called out just after 1pm on Sunday 28th November 2021 to assist Staffordshire Police recovering motorists stuck in the snow near Longnor.

An 18-year-old male and 19-year-old female, visiting the Peak District from Keele, had called the Police after being stuck in their car in snow for more than 20 hours. 

They had been advised to make their way on foot to Longnor, but had returned to their car due to the poor weather. Their vehicle was located by the team, and subsequently the couple were found holed up at a nearby, otherwise empty, farmhouse. After some discussions with the Police they were taken to Leek Police station for shelter, but due to other priorities (for the police) the couple agreed to stay at a nearby hotel.

On the way to the incident, a motorcyclist was lent an emergency shelter, to be collected with upon our return. They were subsequently collected and the shelter returned.

The team also came across a car that had crashed on icy roads, the driver was ok and the Police were notified of the need for the vehicle to be towed.

The team vehicle headed back to the garage at around 6pm and the job was closed with Derbyshire Police just after 7pm. 

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