Drunk friend in hoax moun­tain res­cue call

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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