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Monsal Trail, Millers Dale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team together with members of Edale M.R.T. were called by Derbyshire police on Saturday night to rendezvous at Miller’s Dale Station to assist officers dealing with a situation on the Monsal Trail.
A Derbyshire Police spokesman later said: “At around 6.40 pm on Saturday, October 14, we were called to Monsal Trail in Limekiln where we found a 41-year-old man in an unresponsive condition.”
“The man was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital where he was pronounced dead”.
“A thorough investigation is taking place; however, we have no reason to believe there …

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Mam Tor

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called together with members of Edale M.R.T. following the report of a man having collapsed whilst climbing Mam Tor.

The 61 year old man from London was on holiday with his family and had climbed about half way up the southern ridge of the shale outcrop when he began to feel unwell with possible chest problems.   A total of nineteen members from the two rescue teams rendezvoused near to Blue John Cavern for the climb to the casualty site.   Following treatment by team medics the man …

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Castle Naze

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team received a call at it’s Dove Holes Base on Monday (09/10/17) evening from a concerned resident who lives below Castle Naze Crag.

He had been watching two lights near to the top of the crag that hadn’t moved for over an hour.  Given the unpleasant weather conditions and as it had been dark for some time, he was now concerned for their welfare.  Before calling 999 for the police he decided to give the base a call on the off-chance someone might be there.  Fortunately team …

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Kinder and Bleaklow search

Greater Manchester Police had received a call from a man who, having left Edale at 9.30 a.m, was now having trouble navigating off the final stage of his day’s walk and requesting help.  With little other information to work on and with continuing poor weather conditions, four rescue teams and four search & rescue dogs were called out.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called at 8.00 p.m. on Saturday night alongside Kinder, Glossop and Edale teams to put the familiar Kinder Search Plan into action.  Buxton team rendezvoused at Edale …

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Hollin Clough, Derwent Valley

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 …

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Curbar

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called to support Edale Team following a report of an injured man on Curbar Edge.

A 37 year old male from Milton Keynes had fallen whilst bouldering (climbing large isolated rocks without aid) and sustained an open fracture of the ankle.  The casualty was on his own and had to shout to passers by to get assistance.?  Owing to the isolation of the incident site an air ambulance was also called alongside mountain rescue and a local paramedic.

The casualty was treated on scene by the air-medics and carried to the helicopter a short distance away.  Fortunately …

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Shining Tor, Cat & Fiddle

On a wet and windy day a member of a walking group from Nottingham suffered a suspected fractured ankle on the very last part of his day’s walk.

The weather had been poor all day with significant rain and low cloud causing all the paths and tracks to become muddy.   The rambling group had been walking in the Goyt Valley and were just a kilometre from where their home-bound coach was waiting at The Cat & Fiddle when the accident occurred.  The 69 year old rambler was descending from Shining Tor …

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Lathkill Dale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called at 5:35pm on Saturday 16th September following the report of a badly injured 14 year old girl stuck on steep ground near Lathkill Dale.

The girl had been taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme when she fell some distance over a limestone crag, coming to rest on steep ground and sustaining potentially significant injuries to her hip and shoulder. An East Midlands Ambulance paramedic was already on scene when the first team members arrived and, due to the potential seriousness of the injuries, …

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Grindleford

Members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were diverted from attending the previous call (incident 68/17) to assist a group of Edale M.R.T. members who had also been diverted to this new incident.

A sixty-five year old solo walker form Hucknall, Nottingham had started to feel unwell and then fell sustaining head, neck and shoulder injuries.  East Midlands Ambulance Service was first on scene and had started treatment as mountain rescuers arrived.   Following the administration of pain relief and with great care the man was placed on a stretcher for …

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Calver

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 12.30 .m. on Thursday 14th September as back up Edale MRT which was attending an injured walker on a footpath near to the village of Calver.

An elderly man was descending a steep, muddy footpath through the woods when a simple slip resulted in a twisted and painful knee.  Edale M.R.T. was first on scene and started the casualty assessment and treatment.  Buxton members were just starting to arrive in Calver when a second incident was reported that was going to strain already thin resources.  Four Buxton members stopped to assist at the Calver incident …

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