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Higger Tor

Buxton team members had just returned to their fundraising duties in Castleton when a second call came in to assist Edale team with a fallen climber at Burbage North. Seven team members were dispatched and assisted Edale with the evacuation of a male climber from below Higger Tor up to the waiting ambulance at Upper Burbage Bridge car park.

 

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Castleton

Whilst taking part in Buxton MRT’s annual Christmas street collection in Castleton, the first of three calls for the day materialised. The team were approached by a passer-by about a 52 year old lady who had collapsed near to the Visitor Centre.  Her friends had vitally put her in the recovery position immediately.  After initial assessment by a team first-aider, and a few concerning moments she slowly improved following treatment with oxygen and insulating from a cold day in a casualty bag.  She was then assisted into the Visitors Centre who kindly allowed us to use their store room to …

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Stanage Edge

Six Buxton Mountain Rescue Team members responded to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team with the rescue of a male climber who had dislocated his right shoulder whilst climbing in the Black Hawk area of Stanage Edge. The 22 year old climber from Tring in Hertfordshire was given pain relief before being carried on a mountain rescue stretcher to the roadside. He was taken by an EMAS ambulance to the Northern General Hospital for further treatment.

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Dove Holes

Buxton, Kinder and Derby mountain rescue teams were contacted at 10am along with search dogs to assist Derbyshire Police with the search for a man who had been missing since the early morning. The teams were assembling at Buxton Team’s Dove Holes base and search plans were being drawn up in consultation with the police and the local quarry manager, when the missing person was found near houses by friends and family. He was able to walk to safety and was attended to by a team paramedic for injuries sustained during his absence. He was taken to Macclesfield General Hospital for a check-up.

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Monsal Trail, Millers Dale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team together with members of Edale M.R.T. were called by Derbyshire police on Saturday night to rendezvous at Miller’s Dale Station to assist officers dealing with a situation on the Monsal Trail.
A Derbyshire Police spokesman later said: “At around 6.40 pm on Saturday, October 14, we were called to Monsal Trail in Limekiln where we found a 41-year-old man in an unresponsive condition.”
“The man was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital where he was pronounced dead”.
“A thorough investigation is taking place; however, we have no reason to believe there …

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