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Mam Tor Ridge

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called following the report of a 7 year old having become separated from his family on a walk along the ridge line.  Despite frantic efforts by the family the boy could not be found and so a call to the police was made.

Buxton team responded sending team members along the ridge from Mam Tor towards Hollins Cross and some in the opposite direction towards Lord’s Seat.  Team vehicles also patrolled the roads.

About 45 minutes later and just as the search was about to stepped up to include other teams and air-support, the boy arrived safely at …

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Crowden Clough

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist a female walker having difficulty getting off Kinder Scout.  The lady, accompanied by her daughter, had a previous medical condition and had become exhausted.   The casualty was quickly located at the top of Crowden Brook under Crowden Towers and following examination was assisted to walk off the hill.

First reports indicated that a stretcher evacuation was likely so the necessary equipment was deployed from Upper Booth.  Edale Mountain Rescue Team was also called to assist in the event of a carry-off but fortunately the lady was able to walk all the way down.



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The Roaches, Staffordshire

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by West Midlands Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of an injured rock climber.

The 33 year old man from Camberley, Suffolk, had fallen about eight metres from the Jeffcoat’s Chimney area of the Roaches.  He sustained facial lacerations and injuries to a shoulder and elbow.

On site treatment was by East Midlands Ambulance doctors and paramedics before the casualty was loaded on to a rescue stretcher and carried by team members down to the road where a land ambulance was waiting for onward transport to a Staffordshire hospital.

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Monsal Trail

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service following a report of a cycling accident on The Monsal Trail between Millers Dale and Monsal Head.

A 63 year old gentleman from New Mills had fallen from his cycle and sustained a suspected arm fracture whilst riding in the company of his son.  The Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Rutland Air-ambulance was also scrambled and the crew, including a doctor, were first on scene.

There was no real work for the rescue team as a land ambulance was …

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Chee Dale

Nineteen members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team responded at 22.40 on Friday evening to a call-out to assist two mature ladies who had become trapped on very steep and slippery ground in Chee Dale.  

The ladies’s who were experienced walkers, one from Buxton and the other a friend from Eastbourne, had set off for an afternoon’s ramble from Millers Dale.   The traumatic events started when they took a route which they believed to be a path back towards the Monsal Trail.  Footprints reassured the ladies that they were …

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Win Hill

A joint call-out for the Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Snatch Squad following the report of a medical collapse on the footpath towards the summit of  Win Hill.

Despite the best efforts of the casualty’s friends, the air-ambulance professionals and rescue team members, resuscitation was sadly ineffective.

Team members offer their sincere condolences to the casualty’s friends and family.

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Grindslow Knoll, Kinder Scout

A joint Edale and Buxton MRT’s Snatch Squad call-out to a male complaining of chest pains whilst walking with friends on Grindslow Knoll, on Kinder Scout. Team members responded quickly and a Helimed 54 was soon on scene.  Aircrew Paramedics suspected the casualty to be suffering from a heart attack and gave immediate treatment assisted by a cardiologist who happened to be running past the scene. The man was rapidly conveyed to the air-ambulance for immediate transfer to a specialist cardiac centre at a Manchester hospital.

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Castleton, near Peak Cavern

Buxton and Edale Teams’ Joint Snatch Squad called to rendezvous in the Devils Arse car park in Castleton when a report of an injured female walker was received.

The 54 year old lady, from London, had simply slipped on the public footpath leading from the village up towards Winnats Pass and sustained a suspected fracture of the lower leg.  The lady was treated on site by team members and then carried on a rescue stretcher back to the cavern car-park where an ambulance was waiting to take her for …

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Lamaload, Nr Macclesfield, Cheshire

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service and North West Ambulance Service dealing with a high speed cycling accident on the narrow Hooleyhey Lane to the east of Lamaload reservoir.  

A 43 year old man from Pentre Broughton, Wrexham, was participating in an organised event when his cycle left the road on a bend at the bottom of a steep hill.  Ambulance service paramedics, assisted by the fire crew, treated the casualty for serious multiple injuries.  Buxton team members then carried the casualty to …

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Cave Dale, Castleton

A full Buxton team call-out was initiated following the report of a female having sustained a lower leg injury in a remote location above Cave Dale near Castleton.

The fifteen year old girl from Stourbridge was part of a Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award group when the accident occurred.  A simple slip resulted in a suspected fracture of the lower leg.  The group reacted as per the book and did everything right providing an accurate location of their position.

The rescue was complicated by the very slippery conditions in the …

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