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Longshaw Estate

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called in support of Edale MRT to assist with an 18 year old female who was suffering a series of seizures.  The girl, part of a Prince’s Trust group, was treated by East Midlands Ambulance staff before being carried by stretcher to the waiting ambulance.

Photo credit:  BMRT –  Edale and Buxton team members returning from the call-out.

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Monsal Head

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team placed on stand-by following the report of a walker three hours overdue from a morning ramble.  Two Deputy Team Leaders traveled to Monsal Head to obtain more details of the missing person but on arrival were told that the lady had turned up safe and well.  Team stood down.

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Padley Gorge

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist Edale team dealing with an incident in Padley Gorge near Grindleford.  A 76 year old man from Bakewell had slipped whilst walking on an icy path and sustained a lower leg injury.  The gentleman was treated at the scene before being carried on a rescue stretcher to the East Midlands Ambulance waiting at the roadside.

Photo credit:  BMRT  -  Edale and Buxton members bring the gentleman back to the roadside.



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Grindsbrook, Kinder.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called out in probably the worst conditions of the winter so far.  A group of five adults had been on Kinder Scout since lunch time when one of the party started to suffer cramp.  Their intended route off the moor was to descend Crowden Brook but icing made it look too risky and they headed back towards Grindsbrook instead.  As they approached the head of Grindsbrook the pain from the cramp got worst and the man was unable to continue.

With less than an hour of …

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The ongoing winter conditions continued to cause chaos on minor roads when another five inches of snow fell overnight in the Peak District.  Buxton team was called to assist a 68 year old gentleman from the remote hamlet of Pilsbury, near Hartington.  His 4 x 4 had become trapped in the snow and he then spent the next two hours sheltering in a barn.

The team responded with just two members in a Land Rover and managed to collect the gentleman and take him safely home.

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Brand Side.

Team vehicle drivers, on stand-by at the Dove Holes Base as part of the Emergency Services Contingency Plan, were soon called by East Midlands Ambulance Service when it was reported that a 90 year old man required urgent transfer from his remote house to a Buxton nursing home.

Heavy snow was still falling and the A53, Buxton-Leek road was already closed.  A team ambulance was despatched which picked up additional members on its way through Buxton.  The steep Brand Side road was filled with snow so the ambulance was …

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Buxton, A515

Following deployment of  the team’s Land Rover (see incident 08) a Buxton Mountain Rescue Team vehicle, normally station at Buxton Fire Station, was on its way to take up a Stand-by position at the team’s Dove Holes Base.  Just a few minutes into the journey the crew came across a three vehicle road traffic incident on the A515 in Buxton at Cemetery Hill.

Other emergency services were alerted to the accident involving a lorry and two cars.  Fortunately there were no serious injuries with just one lady requiring …

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As part of an Emergency Services Contingency Plan several Peak District mountain rescue teams were asked to up-grade their availability to Stand-by when winter conditions swept across the area through Wednesday night.  Several A class roads were already becoming blocked with snow and stranded vehicles.

Buxton team was asked to deploy a Land Rover ambulance to wait at Macclesfield Ambulance Station in support of North West Ambulance Service during the period of heaviest snow fall.  No incidents requiring the team were reported and the three members with the vehicle retuned to our Dove Holes base in the late afternoon.

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Kinder Scout

Four Peak District Mountain Rescue Teams and two search and rescue dogs were deployed at 23.00 hours following the report a male lost on the Kinder Plateau. The man, 28 years old from Denton, had ascended Kinder from the Hayfield side and it was believed that his intention was to make towards the Snake Road.  However he became disorientated in the darkness and mist and mountain rescue was alerted.  Not knowing his precise location or navigational experience the pre-planned, four team, Kinder Search was initiated.

The man did eventually …

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Limestone Way

A report of a man having suffered a fractured leg on the track between the head of Cave Dale and Eldon Hill (just off The Limestone Way) triggered a call-out for Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams.  It had been a clear cold day but the sun was disappearing quickly behind a freezing mist.

The man, from Didsbury, Manchester, had been walking alone when he slipped on the snowy path.  Two passing walkers gave immediate help and paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service went directly to the …

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