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Goyt Valley

The team was contacted about a dog walker who had become unsure of their location as daylight turned into darkness.

The walker was located using their mobile phone signal and was quickly found and brought back to a safe location.

Even at this time of year, it can get dark quickly in the evenings.


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Grindsbrook Clough, Edale

At 11.27 am both Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were contacted by Derbyshire Constabulary after a call for help from two walkers in the Grindsbrook area. Team members were alerted and response vehicles headed to RV at the Edale railway station.

Team members were then dispatched to head up Grindsbrook Clough to meet the informant, who guided team members to the casualty, who was sitting by the stream under Halfway rocks.

The lady was from the USA and was enjoying a walk in the spring-like weather above Edale before heading home later in the week. Unfortunately whilst crossing …

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Rushup Edge

The team was called to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team with a paraglider who had landed awkwardly between Mam Nick and Lords Seat,  on Rushup Edge. The paraglider had impacted the ground shortly after take off, sustaining a dislocated shoulder. An Edale MR doctor gave the pilot strong pain relief and managed to relocate the dislocated shoulder. This made for a much more comfortable carry off on the stretcher.

The casualty was then transferred to the North West Air Ambulance for onward transport to the Northern General hospital in Sheffield for ongoing care.

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Harpur Hill, Nr Buxton

The team was called out to a 20 year old female who was bouldering with friends when she fell approximately 10 metres. She was complaining of shoulder pain, and the EMAS paramedics were on scene providing care and treatment as the rescue team arrived.

Following treatement and imobilisation of the injury, on site, the casualty was placed onto a scoop stretcher, and then onto a mountain rescue stretcher. The casualty was then carried up a steep bank, by team members using a safety back-up rope to the waiting Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance who had managed to “park” nearby in …

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Winnats Pass, Castleton

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service, with the transportation of a male casualty who had suffered a medical collapse.

The casualty was treated on site before being placed in a casualty bag and vacuum mattress, before being placed on a mountain rescue stretcher. The stretcher was then sledged down the grassy slope, using a back rope to control the descent and then carried the final few hundred yards to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance for onward transport to hospital.

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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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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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Walker Barn / Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield

The team received an early morning call at 2.53 from North West Ambulance Service requesting assistance with transporting a casualty from a remote property above Macclesfield. At the time, the temperature was -7 °C, which made the access difficult to the property due to the snow and icy conditions.

Ambulance Paramedics were already at the property treating a poorly casualty at their farm. Due to the remoteness and the snow and icy conditions, the team was requested to attend to help evacuate the casualty.

Both of the teams 4×4 response vehicles were able to reach the property along the ice bound track. Working …

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