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Shutlingsloe, Wildboarclough

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to support West Midlands Ambulance Service and an air-ambulance dealing with an elderly patient with a minor head injury near to the summit of Shutlingsloe.

When team members arrived the air-ambulance was already in attendance and had been able to land close to the casualty.   So there was little for team members to do other than walk back down to Wildboarclough.

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The Knab, Edale Valley

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, along with neighbouring Edale MRT, were called to assist a lady and her mother reported to be injured in the vicinity of Edale.

The couple had undertaken a good day’s walk over some testing terrain but unfortunately it was on one of the latter easier sections that a simple stumble caused a fall and a broken wrist.

The initial report placed them on Grindslow Knoll but, when the GPS Sarloc system was used it determine their location, it …

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Haddon Fields, Bakewell.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called along with Edale MRT following the report of an injured walker in the fields opposite Haddon Hall.

The casualty, a 19 year old girl from Southport, had been walking with family when a simple trip resulted in a suspected fracture of the lower leg.  Following treatment by a rescue team paramedic, the casualty was carried back to the ambulance waiting at Haddon Hall.



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Hoffman Quarry, Harpur Hill

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with a casualty from Chapel en le Frith.

The 74 year gentleman was recovering from a recent hip operation and was out for a short walk to aid his recuperation.  Unfortunately a stumble caused him to fall on to the hip resulting in severe pain.

The ambulance crew were first on site and called for mountain rescue when it was realised that transporting the casualty back along the path was going to be a problem.  Local members were …

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Eldon HIll near Sparrowpit

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by East Midlands Ambulance Service to an incident in the old quarry workings at Eldon Hill, near Sparrowpit.

A paraglider from Rotherham had landed on a ledge to the side of the main quarry face sustaining a lower leg injury.  Air-ambulance paramedics were first on scene to treat the man for his injury.

Buxton Team members then carefully lifted the casualty onto a mountain rescue stretcher and carried him to the waiting helicopter for onward transit to a Sheffield hospital.

Photo credit: BMRT  –  casualty approaching the helicopter.

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Mam Tor near Castleton

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist Derbyshire Police Officers in the search for a vulnerable adult in the area of Mam Tor and the Great Ridge.   Edale M.R.T was also called in shortly afterwards.

The man was later located by police officers who took the man into care.

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Wirksworth near Matlock

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team placed on standby to assist Derby M.R.T. in the search for a vulnerable adult.  Not long after this request another call to assist the police in a search around the Mam Tor area was received.

Whilst Buxton M.R.T. played no active part in this search the subject was located very shortly after.

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Topley Pike Quarry

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by East Midlands Ambulance Service when two casualties were reported on steep ground above the quarry workings at Topley Pike Quarry.

The two people, from Oldham, were totally off any recognised route and access to the casualty site was extremely difficult.  On arrival the more serious casualty, a young lady, was discovered to have sustained a head injury and a shoulder injury due to a falling rock.  The second casualty had suffered some minor injuries but was able to walk down with assistance.

The lady …

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Hollins Cross

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and Edale M.R.R called to an incident at Hollins Cross above Castleton.

A 50 year old lady had taken a tumble on the path causing an injury to her lower leg. Team members assessed and splinted the injury before carrying the lady on a stretcher down to a waiting ambulance.

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Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team members called to assist a gentleman who had fallen from a stile near to Losehill Hall in the Hope Valley.  The incident was not too remote and local team members were rapidly on scene to assess the gentlemen.

The Derbyshire Rutland and Leicestershire Air ambulance also attended but was not used transport the casualty.  Instead, the gentleman was carried to a waiting East Midlands Ambulance Service ambulance for assessment.

The brevity of the incident meant that many rescue members were stood down before arrival.

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