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Hollin Clough, Derwent Valley

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist Edale M.R.T. responding to a report of a collapsed walker in Hollin Clough on the east side of the Derwent Valley.

The 69 year old man from Lytham St Anns had started to feel unwell whilst walking up the valley with his family and finally became unable to continue.  A family member returned to Fairholmes Information Centre to raise the alarm and East Midlands Ambulance Service in turn requested assistance from mountain rescue.

Edale M.R.T. members were first to arrive to assist the ambulance crew …

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called to support Edale Team following a report of an injured man on Curbar Edge.

A 37 year old male from Milton Keynes had fallen whilst bouldering (climbing large isolated rocks without aid) and sustained an open fracture of the ankle.  The casualty was on his own and had to shout to passers by to get assistance.?  Owing to the isolation of the incident site an air ambulance was also called alongside mountain rescue and a local paramedic.

The casualty was treated on scene by the air-medics and carried to the helicopter a short distance away.  Fortunately …

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Shining Tor, Cat & Fiddle

On a wet and windy day a member of a walking group from Nottingham suffered a suspected fractured ankle on the very last part of his day’s walk.

The weather had been poor all day with significant rain and low cloud causing all the paths and tracks to become muddy.   The rambling group had been walking in the Goyt Valley and were just a kilometre from where their home-bound coach was waiting at The Cat & Fiddle when the accident occurred.  The 69 year old rambler was descending from Shining Tor …

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Lathkill Dale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called at 5:35pm on Saturday 16th September following the report of a badly injured 14 year old girl stuck on steep ground near Lathkill Dale.

The girl had been taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme when she fell some distance over a limestone crag, coming to rest on steep ground and sustaining potentially significant injuries to her hip and shoulder. An East Midlands Ambulance paramedic was already on scene when the first team members arrived and, due to the potential seriousness of the injuries, …

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Members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were diverted from attending the previous call (incident 68/17) to assist a group of Edale M.R.T. members who had also been diverted to this new incident.

A sixty-five year old solo walker form Hucknall, Nottingham had started to feel unwell and then fell sustaining head, neck and shoulder injuries.  East Midlands Ambulance Service was first on scene and had started treatment as mountain rescuers arrived.   Following the administration of pain relief and with great care the man was placed on a stretcher for …

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