Drunk friend in hoax mountain rescue call
A MAN who drunkenly claimed his friend had fallen at Tegg’s Nose Country Park prompted an emergency rescue.
Paramedics were called by a walker at 11.30am on Saturday (February 13) after she had been told by a man that his 41-year-old friend needed help.
An 18-strong team from Buxton Mountain Rescue was scrambled to help with the potential evacuation of a reported casualty from a wooded area. Police were also called at 12.10pm to help with the search.
But after enquiries officers later discovered there was no casualty and the man who was reportedly injured was safe at home on Monsall Street, Macclesfield, and search was called off.
A police spokesman, who said the man who reported the incident was thought to be drunk at the time, said: “At approximately 12.10 Cheshire Police were called by North West Ambulance service in relation to a 41-year-old man who was believed to have fallen in Tegg’s Nose Country Park. Officers attended the scene and following a short investigation the man was located safe and well at an address on Monsall Drive, Macclesfield, at 1.30pm.”
Cheshire Police said its had made no arrests following the incident.