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Mam Tor, Castleton

As team members were arriving at the RV for the Grindsbrook incident, a request was received from East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist them with an incident on Mam Tor involving a paraglider and a member of the public who was close by.

Members of Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team members were diverted from the Grindsbrook incident to this one. On arrival, paramedics from the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance were attending to the casualty. Following assessment, the casualty was placed on a stretcher for a carry-off down to the road where a land ambulance transferred them to hospital….

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Stanage Edge

Two team members, who were fundraising for the Team in the centre of Castleton, were asked to attend a call-out along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team, at the request of East Midlands Ambulance Service.

A climber, who had been climbing in the Broken Buttress area of Stanage had fallen and subsequently been hit by a falling rock. As a result of this, he had sustained a leg injury.

The casualty was made safe as he was in a precarious position on the crag, and then lowered down and carried to the roadside on a mountain rescue stretcher to the waiting ambulance.

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Bamford Edge

The team was called, along with with Edale Mountain Rescue Team, as part of the mid week “snatch” call out to Bamford Edge to assist a fallen climber. The climber, who was free climbing (no rope, no climbing aids) at the time, and fell about 8 metres. Team members assisted paramedics from the  East Midlands Ambulance Service to carefully place the male casualty onto a stretcher for a short carry to the waiting Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance. The casualty was then flown to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield for further treatment.

Two mountain rescue teams, and …

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Luds Church, Gradbach

The team was called to Luds Church, Gradbach to assist in a multi-agency response to help a lady walker who had fallen in Luds Church, a natural geological chasm some 100 metres long and 18 metres deep. Luds Church is a popular and interesting natural feature on many walks in the Staffordshire Peak District.

The team worked alongside Staffordshire Fire and RescueMidlands Air Ambulance, Staffordshire Police, West Midlands Ambulance Service, First Responders,West Midlands Hazard Area Response and the local landowners, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, to effect the rescue.

The lady from the Stoke on Trent area, was carried …

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Lathkill Dale, Nr Monyash

The fourth call out of the weekend saw team members helping  East Midlands Ambulance Service to carry a female casualty who had slipped and sustained an ankle injury and was unable to continue. She had slipped in an area of Lathkill Dale that is difficult to carry out from, as the path is very narrow and the area is strewn with slippy limestone boulders.

The lady was treated on site before being placed in a vacuum mattress and casualty bag on a mountain rescue stretcher, and was carried along the boulder-strewn dale to the road head. She was transferred to …

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