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Mam Tor Ridge near Back Tor.

Buxton and Edale team members were still involved with a task on Jacobs Ladder when a call was received relating to a potentially serious incident on Mam Tor ridge.

Resources were quickly diverted but the exact location of the incident, which involved a five year old child with head injuries, was not known.  Buxton team members approached the ridge from Mam Nick whilst Edale members approached from Hollins Farm.  A further contingent was deployed from Back Tor farm.  A young boy from the Mansfield area had been walking with his …

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Jacob’s Ladder

Buxton and Edale rescue teams called to rendezvous at Upper Booth following the report of a mountain biker having crashed at the top of Jacob’s Ladder.

The man sustained a suspected fractured collar bone and was treated by rescue first aiders and a paramedic before being placed on a stretcher.  He was then carried down the old packhorse route to Lee farm where an East Midlands ambulance was waiting to transfer him to a Sheffield hospital.

On route to this incident team members came across another mountain-biker from Nottingham …

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High Tor, Matlock

A callout for Derby Mountain Rescue Team which was fundraising in Dovedale at the time and thus had some distance to travel.  To back-up Derby team the incident was also attended by a Buxton member who lives close to the incident site and a number of Edale members who were fundraising in Bakewell.

A 22 year old man had fallen 25-30m and suffered spinal, chest and pelvic injuries as well as breaking both legs.  Helimed 54, an EMAS ambulance crew and a BASICS doctor also attended.  The casualty also had the good fortune to be found …

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Castle Naze, Combs Moor

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called in support of East Midlands Ambulance Service dealing with a fallen rock climber. 

A 46 year old male lead climber from Wilmslow had fallen whilst on the final part of the route.  Falling over twenty feet significant injuries were suspected and the Derbyshire, Leicester and Rutland Air-ambulance was known to be en-route.  The road was temporarily closed to permit access for the emergency vehicles as twelve team members made their way to the incident site. Members of Mynydd Climbing Club were on the crag …

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Mam Tor

A joint team call-out for the Buxton and Edale Snatch Squad following reports of an injured paraglider on Mam Tor, near Castleton.

A 49 year old man suffered suspected neck and facial injuries whilst landing near to the summit of the popular location. Local team members were rapidly on scene and provided medical care greatly assisted by a member of the R.A.F. and an N.W.A.S. technician who were nearby at the time.  Due to the nature of the injuries and the location, a Search and Rescue helicopter was …

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Grin Low Woods, Buxton

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by East Midlands Ambulance Service following the report of a casualty having sustained a knee injury.

A 28 year old local lady was walking her dog in the woods when she slipped and fell.  Immediate medical treatment was carried out by team members assisted by an off-duty paramedic who happened to also be in the woods.  The lady was then gently placed onto a rescue stretcher for the short evacuation to Grin Low car-park where an ambulance was waiting for the onwards trip to a Stockport hospital.

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Jacob’s Ladder

Two people assisted down Jacob’s Ladder after becoming lost whilst following a guidebook walk.  The two had walked from Edale along the southern Kinder edge path arriving at Edale Cross.  They then walked off route on to Brown Knoll and became disorientated.  Following telephone advice they walked down Jacob’s Ladder where they met team members who transported them back to Edale.

Team advice – take a map, compass and torch every time!

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Harden Clough, Edale Valley

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called following a report to the police of a walker, part of a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award group, having sustained an ankle injury on Rushop Edge.

Initial information as to their exact location was sketchy and mobile phone contact had been lost.  However, the team soon located the group of three in Harden Clough well below Rushop Edge.  Following assessment and treatment the 22 year old lady from London was carried by rescue stretcher to the road-head and transported by team vehicle to Edale Station car park to await an East Midlands Ambulance.

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist Edale team dealing with a number simultaneous incidents on and under Kinder Scout.  Some of the incidents resulted from the Edale Skyline fell race and all were complicated by the prevailing strong winds and driving rain.   Hypothermia, in various stages of advancement, was apparent in all cases brought on by the severe wind chill.

One man was assisted down from Grindslow Knoll and another down from Ringing Roger.  A third report of a collapsed man at the top of Grindsbrook caused …

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Dam Dale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service following a report of a walker having sustained a leg injury in Dam Dale near Smalldale.  A 58 year old man from Knottingley, Yorkshire, was walking with a group of friends when a simple slip in the muddy conditions caused a suspected fracture of the ankle.

The man was treated by E.M.A.S. paramedics before being carried to the nearest farm where the ambulance was waiting to convey him to a Chesterfield hospital.  The team acknowledge the help and assistance of the farmer in the evacuation of the casualty.

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