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Jacob’s Ladder, Edale

While most people were enjoying the sunny weather on Bank holiday Monday, the team was called out to the area of Jacobs Ladder in the Edale valley. We were requested to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with the evacuation of an injured mountain biker.

The casualty, a male in his 60s, having successfully descended Jacob’s Ladder on his electric mountain bike was cycling at a reasonable speed along the descent to Upper Booth when he hit a rock. This brought the bike to an abrupt stop and he was thrown off his bike, …

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Etherow Country Park, Nr Marple

Along with search dogs from other teams, BMRT dog handler Dave and search dog Griff were called to assist Glossop and Kinder MRT with a high risk missing person in the vicinity of Etherow Country Park.

Whilst on route to the Country Park, the missing person was located and the dogs and handlers were stood down and able to return home.

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Crowden Brook,Edale

Like all other locals, members of Buxton MRT has been living in lockdown with strict social distancing since late March. Under normal circumstances, we spend a lot of time in each other’s company fund-raising, training or answering callouts. With this in mind, there was always going to be a degree of uncertainty in how the first post-lockdown callout would go.

Although appropriate policies were regularly updated and circulated electronically to team members, our work is of a very practical nature. So, with no face-to-face contact to demonstrate and talk through our Covid-19 policies, …

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Mam Tor Old Road, north west of Castleton

The team received an early Monday afternoon callout to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team with a ‘joint snatch’ incident near Mam Tor.

The casualty was on holiday, and had been enjoying a walk in the sunshine on the Great Ridge. Unfortunately they slipped on the muddy ground and suffered an ankle injury.

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance had been asked to attend, and had landed on the ridge, some way and above the casualty. Helicopter medics treated the casualty before team members placed them in a casualty bag (warm sleeping bag) …

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Combs Moss, north west of Buxton

As the previous callout was ending, the team was alerted to a second callout near Combs Moss.

In order to ensure the second casualty was attended to quickly, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, were asked to assist us. As the previous incident was concluding, team members made their way across Buxton to help Kinder Mountain Rescue Team.

The casualty had injured themselves while climbing over a wall. Both teams made their way to the casualty’s location, which was in the middle of the moor.

The casualty was assessed by …

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