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Giant’s Hole

Buxton and Edale team’s Joint Snatch Squad was called to rendezvous at the famous Giant’s Hole cave near Eldon Quarry following a request from East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Casualty was a 25 year old female from London on an week long activity week taking part in many new and challenging experiences. The previous day was spenting “weaseling” in nearby rocks. Whilst the group was walking towards Giant’s Hole to go caving she felt unwell and collapsed. She recovered from the collapse but had potentially sustained injuries to her shoulder and back.

She was treated by a team Paramedic and rescue members before being carried a short …

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 03.00 in the morning following the report to police of a man missing from home in Tideswell.

The rescue team established a control-point at Tideswell Dale car park and twenty team members and four search and rescue dogs radiated out on the local paths in search for the missing 69 year old.   The appalling heavy rain gave concern for the man’s safety and welfare but he was located within two hours in a fit and well condition.

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Bamford, near Mytham Bridge.

Buxton and Edale mountain rescue teams called out in a joint team Snatch Squad operation following the report of a lady having collapsed near to the River Derwent at Bamford.

The 64 year old lady, who had suffered a fit whilst out walking, was treated by East Midlands Ambulance Paramedics before being carried by rescue stretcher a short distance back to the road.  She was then taken by ambulance to a Sheffield hospital for further observation.


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Priestcliffe Lees

A late afternoon call-out for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team following a report to Derbyshire police from an adult couple on a circular walk from Monsal Head.

The couple, from Prestwich, Manchester, had walked along the Monsal Trail towards Miller’s Dale before turning southwest and up hill towards Priestcliffe.  Using only a guided walk downloaded from the internet and with no map or other navigational aids, it wasn’t long before they were hopelessly lost in the wooded area.

The team rendezvoused at Miller’s Dale station car-park and began a search of all the paths south of the river Wye.  Within thirty minutes of …

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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.

This call-out …

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