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Nether Tor (Edale)

Whilst some team members were representing Buxton MRT at this year’s Buxton Carnival, a call came in to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team with an incident on the southern edges of Kinder Scout.

A young man had aggravated an old knee injury whilst walking on Nether Tor. Due to the location and with the possibility of a long carry off, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter was requested.

The helicopter kindly transported troops and equipment back to Edale village, before transporting the casualty to hospital.

Photo credit: EMRT

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Grindslow Knoll

As team members were preparing for Thursday evening’s crag training session a joint snatch call with Edale Mountain Rescue Team was received from a school party on Grindslow Knoll.
A young female member of the walking group had sustained a suspected fracture to her right ankle after a fall.

Since the exact location was initially unknown, the team leader used Sarloc to ascertain the exact location. Team members were quickly deployed to the casualty site and after a very hot ascent team members reached the casualty, where the team’s paramedic carried out the primary survey.

As team members arrived on site, the stretcher …

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Lightwood Road Buxton

The team were called to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with a lady who had slipped during an evening’s walk. The lady was enjoying the evening by the old Lightwood reservoir when she slipped and sustained an ankle injury.

The Lady was treated by the ambulance crew and then loaded on to the team’s stretcher for a ten minute carry to the awaiting ambulance.
We’d like to pass on our thanks to a local lady walker who raised the alarm after hearing calls for help. She assisted the team in guiding us to the casualty site.

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Treak Cliff Cavern

The team and Edale MRT were called to a lady 200m above Treak Cliff Cavern, near Castleton who had slipped and injured her right leg. The lady was placed in a mountain rescue stretcher and carried to the ambulance at the Treak Cliff Cavern car park for onward travel to Hospital.

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Wingerworth Dog Search

BMRT was requested to assist Derby MRT and Derbyshire Police at 1450 with an urgent search in the Wingerworth area. The request was for a search of farmland and woodland in an urgent search for a despondent sixty one year-old male, for whose safety they were concerned. The male was located safe and well at 1700.

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The Winking Man Moorland Fire

As the team stood down from the 3 Shires Head incident we were made aware of a moorland fire near to the Mermaid Pub. We relocated to the Winking Man Pub to assess the situation with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue, it was ascertained that the team were not required at this time and were stood down.

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Three Shires Head

A male was out with friends accidentally dropped his phone whilst taking photos of this popular beauty spot. He fell awkwardly whilst trying to retrieve the phone and in the process possibly fracturing his femur. A Midlands Air Ambulance helicopter responded and a traction splint was applied, along with pain relief by the helicopter crew. He was then placed on a scoop stretcher, but required assistance transporting him to the helicopter due to the location of the casualty. When team members arrived he was placed on the team’s stretcher and carried a short distance to the helicopter.

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Grindsbrook, Edale Valley

A walker from Manchester set out from Glossop yesterday with the intention of walking to Hayfield. As the day progressed the walker became disorientated on Kinder Scout and decided to stay the night, walking off this morning.
Things didn’t go to plan and the gentleman was located by two fell runners early this afternoon who gave him food, water to rehydrate and called 999 asking for the Police, then Mountain Rescue.

Along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team, members were tasked to walk to the top of Grindsbrook. Due to the distance from the road head and with the possibility of a very …

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Grindslow Knoll

The team were called to a female walker on Grindslow Knoll in the Edale Valley. On route to the incident the team were stood down as a Helimed helicopter was able to land near the casualty and effect an evacuation without the need of any further assistance from Buxton MRT.

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Tissington Dog Search

Vulnerable missing male had contacted relatives with threats to harm himself late on 20/07. The last known location was established by Police as the area surrounding Tissington. Derby MRT and 2 SARDA England search dogs were deployed at 0200. The male was located by Police outside the search area safe and well at 0900 Search dog Griff sustained injuries to pads on all four paws due to the nature of the terrain worked and the intensity of the dogs work rate.

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