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Search Dog -call out, east of Chesterfield

A late night call out for Search dog Griff and handler Dave to assist Derby and Edale MRTs along with 3 other search dogs with a search for a missing vulnerable person in the Chesterfield area.

The search was stood down after over 5 hours when the identified search areas had been cleared.

Griff enjoying keeping his handlers attention.

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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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