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Combs Moss

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by East Midlands Ambulance Service following a report from a solo female walker on Combs Moss above Chapel en le Frith.

The 64 year old lady from Stockport had been walking on the edge path when a simple slip resulted in a suspected fracture ankle.  Team members rendezvoused at a farm below the West side of the moor and climbed steeply to the ridge path in the gathering darkness.  Not finding the lady in the first assumed location members split into groups to search the …

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Hollins Cross

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called called to support members of Edale M.R.T. with an incident whereby a 69 year old lady had taken a fall on the Great Ridge near Hollins Cross.

The arrival of an air-ambulance meant the casualty could be evacuated quickly and before the arrival of Buxton team members.  Most team members were stood down on route leaving Edale members to transfer the casualty to the aircraft.

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Kinder Scout

Initially a call-out for Kinder M.R.T. but escalated to include Glossop and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams when five young people reported themselves lost on Kinder Scout.

The group of five from a school in Suffolk were taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award Scheme when they became disorientated on the moor.  Heavy rain and low cloud had hampered their progress throughout the day but it was the onset of darkness which prompted their request for assistance.

The three teams and two Search & Rescue Dog Association dogs put into action a pre-planned search of the west and southern edges of …

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Shutlingsloe, Macclesfield Forest.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to rendezvous at Standing Stones in Macclesfield Forest following the report to North West Ambulance Service of a man suffering chest pains on the path towards Shutlingsloe.

An air-ambulance was also en-route but rain and low cloud jeopardised its attendance.  However, as members were arriving, a message was received that the aircraft had found a window in the weather and had been able to evacuate the casualty.

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Photo credit: BMRT  – Team arriving at Standing Stones car-park.

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Broadlee Bank, Upper Booth, Edale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by East Midlands Ambulance Service following the report of a man having collapsed with chest pains on the Pennine Way at Broadlee Bank.  Edale M.R.T. was also called to speedily bring specialist cardiac equipment to the scene.

E.M.A.S. paramedics were on site first but despite their best efforts, and the work of team members following on, the man was pronounced to have died at the scene.   Following the attendance of Derbyshire police the deceased casualty was respectfully carried to Upper Booth by the joint team members.

All members wish to convey their sincere condolences to the …

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Oxlow House, Eldon Hill

A rude awakening for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team members when called early on Sunday morning.  By the time members had got their socks on, whatever the incident was, was stood down.

UPDATE:  A female caver assisted on the surface by police.

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Limestone Way, Youlgreave.

A call-out for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team following the report of a 64 year old lady having been injured whilst walking on the Limestone Way.

The team rendezvoused at Moor Lane car park and descended the slippery footpath for approximately half a kilometre to the accident site.  The lady had taken a simple slip on the limestone which had resulted in a suspected fractured ankle.  The casualty was treated by team members and an E.M.A.S. Paramedic before the injury was splinted and the lady loaded onto a stretcher.  There then …

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Rushop Edge

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called together with colleagues from Edale M.R.T. to attend a 56 year old male visiting the area from Manchester.

The man complained of serious cheat pains whilst ascending towards Lord’s Seat and a heart condition was suspected.  Team members and a paramedic climbed quickly to the incident site to stabilise the casualty whilst the Warwickshire & Northampton Air-ambulance used a window in the weather to land near-by.

Following transfer to the aircraft he was flown to a Sheffield hospital for further investigation.

Photo credit:  BMRT.   The stretcher …

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Dane Valley

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by West Midlands Ambulance Service to an incident involving an elderly man somewhere in the Dane Valley between Wincle and Rushton Spencer.

The area is very remote and devoid of easy road access.  Information was confusing from the start but the casualty was finally located by an air-ambulance.  The aircraft and crew were able to deal with the incident and rescue team members were stood down.


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Win Hill

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called out alongside Edale M.R.T. to an incident on Win Hill above Ladybower Reservoir.

A gentleman had started to experience chest pains whilst out walking.  The Derbyshire Rutland and Leicester Air-ambulance also attend together with a Yorkshire Ambulance Service Paramedic.  Following assessment and immediate treatment the gentleman was carried by rescue stretcher down to where the air-ambulance had been able to land.

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