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Turn Edge, Knotbury, Staffsordshire.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by West Midlands Ambulance Service to assist its paramedics dealing with an injured trials-biker in a remote location.

The incident occurred when the 46 year old male, off road trials-biker from Swadlincote fell from his machine sustaining rib injuries.  He tried to continue on his journey for a short while but soon became unwell and was forced to stop.   The accident occurred on a rough farm track south of Three Shires Head in a very remote area.

A West Midlands Ambulance crew were first on scene but quickly realised that they would need help with extracting the casualty.  Sixteen rescue team members …

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Blue John Cavern, Castleton

A limited number of team members from the joint Buxton and Edale M.R.Ts’ Snatch Squad attended Blue John Cavern following a report of a female having collapsed in the show cave.

East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air-ambulance were first on scene and together entered the cave to examine the lady.  The 83 year old was a little bemused by all the fuss and was able to make her own way back to the surface.  The rescue teams left her in the care of …

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Hob’s House, Monsal Dale.

Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams’ Snatch Squad called to rendezvous at the Monsal Head Hotel following a request for assistance from East Midlands Ambulance Service.  A female walker was reported to be suffering a possible stroke near to Hob’s House on the south side of Monsal Dale. Mountain rescue resources were stood down on route as the air ambulance had managed to reach the lady and transport her to specialist care.

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Kinder Scout Plateau

The Kinder Scout search pre-plan was activated by Glossop rescue team following a report of two adults becoming disorientated after darkness fell.

The two people had left Snake Inn on the A57 during the afternoon to visit a landmark on the northern edge of Kinder.  With the early onset of darkness the pair became lost and phoned for assistance.  Glossop, Kinder, Edale and Buxton mountain rescue teams responded together with three search and rescue dogs.

A search party from Glossop team located the people in the catchment groughs of Fairbrook Clough and were escorted back to the Snake road.


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Shacklow Woods, Wye Dale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to rendezvous at White Lodge car-park near the Ashford in the Water following a report to East Midlands Ambulance Service of man having collapsed with a potential heart problem.   The man had been walking with family in Great Shacklow Woods when the problem occurred.    Given the serious nature of the call, Edale Mountain Rescue Team was also called to ensure a fast response with sufficient members.

Treatment on scene was by E.M.A.S. paramedics before the casualty, a 64 year old man …

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Moneyash, near Ricklow Dale.

Eighteen members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team responded quickly when called to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service attending a female casualty on a footpath near to Ricklow Dale.

The lady had been crossing a wall when she fell backwards about 1 metre sustaining a possible serious back injury.

Casualty treatment was by an E.M.A.S. paramedic assisted by team members.  The 56 year old lady from Nottingham was placed in a special body splint before being carried by stretcher to the road were the ambulance was waiting.  She was then …

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Rainow Road, Kerridge, Macclesfield.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team placed on stand-by to assist Kinder Mountain Rescue Team with a search for a missing vulnerable person.   Team vehicle drivers attended the bases but there was no other action by Buxton team which was stood down at 11.15 hrs.   See Kinder M.R.T. web-site for incident 18/10/2014.

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Errwood Hall, Goyt Valley

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service following a report of a lady having slipped and injured her leg in Shooters Clough above the Goyt Valley.

Shooters Clough is a remote area but on arrival in the Goyt the team was relieved to learn that the casualty was actually near to Errwood Hall, much closer the road than first thought!  An ambulance paramedic was first on scene to commence first aid whilst team members made their way up hill with a stretcher other medical kit.

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Whitemoor Clough, Upper Booth

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called following a report of a lady having suffered a medical collapse whilst walking from Rushop Edge down Whitemoor Clough. The incident site was only about half a kilometre from a track but involved a relatively steep ascent.

The 64 year old lady, part of a rambling club from Newmarket, was helped in the first instance by medical people who were part of the walking group.   On arrival of the team the casualty was assessed by a team paramedic before being placed on a rescue stretcher …

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The Roaches, Staffordshire

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called by West Midlands Ambulance Service following the report of an injured climber stranded on the rock-face.  Team members were on their way within moments of the call but it was West Midlands Air-ambulance which was on scene first.  It was then revealed that the 25 year old climber from Cheshire was actually on the ground but had sustained a significant head injury.

The man had been leading Elegy on the lower tier when he fell from near the top of the 16 metre E2 …

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