Hollin Clough, Derwent Valley

  • Call out for year: 73
  • Date: 6/10/17
  • Time: 3:06 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 176 902
  • Type of incident: Walker Medical(1)
  • Team members involved: 10
  • Time taken: 2
  • Total man hours: 20

Incident report

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 already on scene.  Buxton members arrived soon after and, following treatment, the casualty was placed on a stretcher to be carried down to the ambulance waiting in the valley bottom.

Photo credit:  BMRT.   Buxton and Edale members carrying the casualty down from Hollin Clough. 

2 comments

  1. Steve and Gill Thaw

    We cannot thank you enough for the help and support you gave us re the report above.
    Steve was assessed thoroughly by the paramedics in the ambulance and discharged to see his GP on Monday. We are currently staying in the area for the weekend, and taking thing easy so hopefully won’t be requiring your assistance again!
    Again a massive thank you to all concerned, you’re a great team! Truly dedicated, professional and skilled, we couldn’t have been in safer hands. We are forever in your debt.
    Regards, from Steve’s family x

  2. Team Rambler

    Thank You Gill for your kind remarks. We in the rescue teams are just always very pleased and satisfied when call-out have a happy ending. We wish Steve a full recovery and hope you can both be enjoying the hills again very soon. I’ll be pleased to pass your comments on to our colleagues in Edale MRT.

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