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Kinder Scout

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called when the Kinder Scout Search Plan was activated following a call for assistance from two lost hill walkers.

Kinder M.R.T. had been deployed first but with the visibility on the Kinder plateau to less than fifteen metres the decision was taken to activate the plan which allows the plateau to be searched more quickly.  The plan includes …

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Kinder Scout

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called after two students from Manchester became lost in the mist n the south side of Kinder Scout.  Unusually they “Googled “for mountain rescue and found a number for Edale MRT base.  Fortunately the base was staffed and, after taking details, the incident was correctly rerouted via the police and the duty P.D.M.R.O. Incident Controller.

Following the use of Sarloc, a technical gadget which locates cell-phone positions, the lost pair were identified to be in the Woolpacks area of Kinder and Buxton MRT tasked to guide them off the hill.  Whilst Edale base maintained phone contact with …

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Kinder Scout

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called following the report from two walkers and their dog that they were lost in the cloud somewhere around the Jacobs Ladder area.  Whilst Buxton MRT responded with fifteen members to start the search, Kinder and Edale MRTs were placed on standby in case the incident developed.

Fortunately the two were met by two other walkers with a better sense of direction (and possibly a map and compass!) who led them down Jacobs Ladder.  After meeting team members the two walkers were taken by Land Rover back to Edale.

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Kinder Scout

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called-out following a report from a 49 year old lady fell runner from Leicester who telephoned the police after becoming lost on Kinder Scout in freezing conditions.

Team members contacted the lady however the details were very sparse and she had little charge left on her phone. Buxton Team rendezvoused at Edale and deployed further technology to ascertain her position which identified her likely location as the western side of Kinder Plateau.  Kinder Team were then called out to cover that area.

In the meantime, two fell runners found the lady near to Edale Rocks; she was cold …

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Kinder Scout

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist in a search for two female walkers from Sheffileld stranded on Kinder Scout.

The walkers had been on Kinder since lunchtime, climbing Grindsbrook from Edale, with the intention of visiting Kinder Downfall.  It was whilst crossing the moor on the return journey that they got into difficulties.  One of the women lost a boot when she became stuck in thigh deep peat.  Escaping from that she continued with one foot protected only by a plastic bag.  Progress was slow and with the onset of darkness they they called for help.

Unfortunately they were unable to …

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Mam Tor

The Joint Snatch Squad of Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams was called out following reports of an injured walker in the Mam Tor area above Castleton.

The casualty was located on the old road underneath the face of Mam Tor, having been blown over by the wind and sustained a nasty fracture dislocation of his ankle.  An Edale MRT doctor and paramedic were rapidly on scene to administer morphine initially and then some stronger sedative to allow reduction and relocation of the ankle.

The wind at this end of the …

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Mam Tor

Whilst attending to the previous incident in Chee Dale a second accident was reported on Mam Tor near Castleton.

Eight Buxton team members were redirected to Mam Tor and support was requested from Kinder M.R.T.

A female walker about 50 metres down from Mam Nick suffered a displaced ankle fracture.  Initial teatment was carried out by an East Midlands Ambulance paramedic.  The lady was then evacuated on a rescue stretcher to the waiting ambulance by team members from both Buxton and Kinder M.R.Teams.

Photo credit:  BMRT –  Casualty evacuation. 

 

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Chee Dale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to an incident in Chee Dale, near Millers Dale on Bank Holiday Monday. 

A 71 year old male hill walker from Chesterfield had slipped whilst walking below Chee Tor Buttress and fallen about four metres into the River Wye sustaining a serious head injury.

The casualty was treated on site by a team doctor, team members and the Derbyshire Leicestershire Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) doctor.  The air ambulance had to land some distance from the incident site and due to the serious nature of the casualty’s …

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Cumberland Clough

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by North West Ambulance Service to rendezvous at Clough House Farm in Wildboarclough  following a report of an injured walker in the Cumberland Brook area.

The casualty a 28 year old female from Grappenhall, Warrington, was descending towards the Cumberland Brook when she slipped and sustained a lower leg injury.

Sixteen team members responded to support the ambulance crew.  The casualty was quickly located and treated on site by ambulance service paramedics which included pain relief and splinting.  She was placed in a warm casualty bag …

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Goyt Valley

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by Derbyshire Police to assist in a search for a vulnerable female from Whaley Bridge.

The weather was clear and cold causing concern for the lady’s well-being.  Thirty-six team members assisted by three search & rescue dogs commenced a detailed search around the Goyts Lane area.  In the early hours of New Year’s Eve a Coastguard Search Helicopter was also called in from Hull to use specialist night / heat seeking equipment.

By dawn no trace of the missing person had been found and, as Buxton members returned home, members of Derby M.R.T. arrived to continue the …

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