Rescue team saves wandering Walter
Sunday 20th July 2014 @ 14:53 by Max Wieland
Community Mossley & Saddleworth

If rescuing lost and hurt ramblers wasn’t enough, Oldham Mountain Rescue Team is now saving Muppets!

TRAVELLER: Walter the Muppet went walkabout in Uppermill.

TRAVELLER: Walter the Muppet went walkabout in Uppermill.

The unusual rescue took place after Walter the Muppet became lost at the rescue team’s open day in Uppermill to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

The doll belonged to three-year-old Faye Driffield who attends St George’s Church in Mossley.

Faye and Walter became separated at the fun day in Uppermill Park. It wasn’t until Faye’s mum Helen checked her Facebook page later that night that she spotted Walter.

Because there, on the mountain rescue team’s Facebook page was a picture of Walter sat on top of a rescue vehicle, with the words: “Some little person is going to be very unhappy without their muppet we found at our open day. Message us if it’s yours!”

Helen immediately got in touch with the team to reclaim the errant Muppet.

She said: “Faye left Walter at the Oldham Mountain Rescue event in Uppermill. Thank goodness they posted on Facebook. Who knew Mountain Rescue also rescues Muppets from the park?”

DELIGHTED: Faye Driffield is reunited with her toy.

DELIGHTED: Faye Driffield is reunited with her toy.

– You can read more on this in the current edition of the Tameside Reporter (July 17).