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Cheedale, Millers Dale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called out late afternoon along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team, to rescue a young male with an upper leg injury from the Cheedale area of Millers Dale, just east of Buxton.

The casualty was located in a difficult part of the dale, where access required team members to wade across the river.

After treating the casualty for his injuries, he was placed on a vacuum mattress to imobilise him. The casualty was then placed on a Fire and Rescue raft and floated down the river under the guidance of the water rescue trained team members, who at …

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Grindsbrook, Kinder Scout

The Team was called along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team to assist a lady who had slipped crossing the stream whilst walking down Grindsbrook clough. She thought she might have broken her ankle and was unable to continue as she could not weight bear on her leg.

Her partner rightly  called for Mountain Rescue and both Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and Edale Mountain Rescue Team responded.

The casualty was assessed, and offered pain relief, after which her leg was splinted and imobilised  before the lady was carefully placed on a stretcher for the carry down to Edale. From there, the lady was …

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Longshaw Estate

Buxton Team Search Dog Griff and handler were called to assist colleagues in Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Derby Mountain Rescue Team with an on-going search for a missing person in the Froggatt area. Buxton Team Search Dog Griff and handler searched the identified area for four hours before the team, who had been placed on standby, were eventually stood down.

The missing person was found safe and well outside the search area.

Well done Griff, who clearly likes being in the spotlight.



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Southern Edges, Kinder Scout

The second call out of the day  for the Rescue Team was to assist in the search for two walkers who had been benighted after a walk from Edale to Kinder Downfall. The walkers raised the alarm after the walk had taken a little longer than planned, and realising they had left their head torches in the car after repacking their rucksacks earlier in the day.

One of the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation controllers was able to talk with the walkers and it was thought they were on the southern edges of Kinder Scout, somewhere between the top of Crowden …

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