Four rescued from snowy mountain after breaking Covid rules to ‘hunt for plane crash’

Walkers got stuck after walking for five hours in deep snow to the B-29 crash site near Bleaklow Moor on Saturday (Image: MEN MEDIA)

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Four bungling plane crash enthusiasts had to be saved by mountain rescue after breaking Covid restrictions to walk for five hours in deep snow yesterday.

The group, from Manchester, had to be rescued when one of them became exhausted during the freezing cold walk while searching for the B-29 crash site near Bleaklow Moor, Derbyshire.

They were saved by the Glossop Mountain Rescue Team, who located them at Hern Stones using a phone finder app, reported the Manchester Evening News.

Team members first set off from Snake Summit along the Pennine Way with a stretcher and other kit after being called out at 3.40pm.

Four people from Manchester had to be rescued in Derbyshire
(Image: MEN MEDIA)

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When they arrived, they gave the group additional jackets and, after a quick assessment, decided to walk all four back to Snake Summit.

They were then taken back to their cars parked at Old Glossop.

The B-29, also known as the 'Bleaklow Bomber', crash landed on the moor in the Peak District in 1948 and much of the wreckage is still exposed.

One of the group had become exhausted in the freezing cold during the walk
(Image: MEN MEDIA)

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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."

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