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Limestone Way, Cave Dale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called together with local members of Edale Mountain Rescue Team following the report of an accident on the Limestone Way at the head of Cave Dale near Castleton.

A seventeen year old youth, participating in the Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award scheme at silver level, slipped and sustained a minor head wound and an ankle injury.   Other members of the group put into practice their emergency drill resulting in a call to police for assistance.  Team members rendezvoused at Rowter Farm at the top of Winnats Pass and then made their way the short distance to the …

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The Roaches, Upper Hulme, Leek

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to The Roaches, a popular climbing outcrop on the Staffordshire moors, following a report on an injured youth on the upper tier.

Team members were still packing up from the previous incident when this call was received.  Fifteen members and two response vehicle travelled over to Staffordshire where they met youth group instructors who related the nature of the incident.

A 17 year old boy on an organised visit from a Newcastle collage had stumbled sustaining a painful dislocated-knee cap.  Team members climbed to the top …

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Errwood Hall, Goyt Valley

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to rendezvous in the Goyt Valley following a request from East Midlands Ambulance Service for assistance with an injured elderly man on the footpath close to the ruined Errwood Hall.

Nineteen members responded and quickly climbed the short distance up to the old hall.  A 73 year old local man had turned awkwardly and suffered a dislocated hip.  The weather was cold and wet but this was the repeat of an injury which had occurred several times before and the gentleman was in good spirits …

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Brand Side, Buxton

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with an incident in the remote hamlet of Brand Side off the Buxton to Leek road.

It was reported that a mountain biker had fallen from his bike sustaining injuries but the exact location of the accident was imprecise. Buxton team alerted 18 members who were available to respond and team vehicles were being prepared.  However, within a few minutes of the call the team was stood down when the mountain biker was located by a paramedic First Responder who located the casualty at the road-side.

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Kinder

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called at 7.00 pm on Sunday to assist The Kinder Mountain Rescue Team which was dealing with a walker with a reported dislocated knee.

The original position had been reported as under Kinder Downfall which sent Kinder M.R.T. scurrying off in the wrong direction.  However, following further communication with the casualty site, it became apparent that the accident had actually occurred somewhere along the plateau southern edge near to Crowden Towers.

A Search and Rescue helicopter had already been scrambled from its …

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