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Lathkill Dale near Monyash

A full team call-out for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team following a request for assistance from East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Team members were barely out of the door when a further message was received indicating that an air-ambulance was on scene and that the rescue team could stand-down.

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Kinder Scout, Southern Edge path

Kinder Mountain Rescue Team was first to be alerted to an injured 28 year old female walker on the Kinder edge path somewhere between Noe Stool and Pym’s Chair.

Kinder team sent a vehicle with a small party via the rough track from Hayfield to Edale Cross from where the essential equipment was carried towards the casualty.

Buxton M.R.T. was still in the area having just concluded a task on Rushop Edge with Edale …

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Rushop Edge

Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams called by East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist a male paraglider on Rushup edge, near Castleton.

His canopy had collapsed causing him to fall approximately  10 metres sustaining suspected injuries to his back, pelvis and possibly internal injuries to the abdomen.   The Derbyshire Rutland and Leicestershire Air-ambulance was on scene before team members and medical treatment was carried out by the crew of the aircraft.

Owing to the potential seriousness of the injuries, team members wasted no time in helping to prepare …

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Shuttlingsloe, Macclesfield Forest.

Team called by North West Ambulance Service to an incident on Shuttlingsloe in the Wildboarclough area near Macclesfield.

Vehicles and team members were responding when a “Stand Down” was received about fifteen minutes later.

No details of the incident are yet known.

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Grindsbrook, Kinder Scout

The Joint Snatch Squad of Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams was called following the report of two men in difficulties on Kinder Scout.  The men were on a circular walk from Hayfield when one developed an ankle problem.

Original information was sketchy and Kinder Team had been alerted first but when the location of the pair was fixed by their mobile phone signal as Grindsbrook, the two local teams took over.

The weather at the time was cold and wet with low cloud and light wind so the onset of hypothermia was a real possibility.  Rescue team members soon climbed to …

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Fullwood Stile Farm, Hope

With several incidents being reported simultaneously in the north of the Peak, part of Edale M.R.T. went to the assistance of  Woodhead M.R.T. in Grenoside Woods, north of Sheffield.  So when another incident was reported on Edale M.R.T.’s patch it was Buxton’s turn to help the neighbours.

A mountain biker had taken a tumble above Fulwood Stile Farm in the Edale valley sustaining spine and pelvic injuries.

Edale members were quickly on site from their base at Hope and initial treatment was begun.   Fortunately, a Coast Guard S92 helicopter was training nearby …

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Kinder Scout

A bright start to the day had deteriorated in the afternoon with snow and a severe wind chill so, when two walkers reported themselves lost on Kinder, the full Kinder search plan was initiated.

Just before darkness Kinder, Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were called out.  Glossop team, which normally covers the northern edges, was already committed to a search in the Longdendale area so Edale team moved across to the A57 Snake road and Buxton was to spread itself east if required.

Phone communication with the lost pair was difficult …

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Burbage Rocks

Edale and Buxton M.R.Ts called to assist the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air-ambulance attending Burbage Rocks following the report of a fallen climber.

A twenty-eight year old lady from Sheffield had fallen approximately four metres from the rock face sustaining suspected pelvic injuries.  The casualty was treated on site by an Edale M.R.T. Doctor and paramedics from the air-craft.  She was then placed on a rescue team stretcher for the short evacuation to Burbage Bridge where the air-ambulance had landed in the middle of the road.   Following transfer …

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Rushop Edge

A call-out for thirty members of the Buxton and Edale Joint Team Snatch Squad.  

A thirty-two year old man from Oadby, Leicestershire, had been parascending when he succumbed to a five metre fall.  He landed heavily close to the top of the ridge sustaining shoulder and chest injuries.  Initial treatment was by paramedics from the Warwickshire Air-ambulance and an Edale team doctor.

Following treatment the casualty was carried by rescue stretcher further up the hillside to where the aircraft was waiting on the summit.  The man was …

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Peter Dale, Wardlow Mires

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to attend a 70 year old female who had slipped on wet limestone sustaining  a fracture dislocation of the ankle.  After treatment and pain relief on site by EMAS paramedics, the lady was carried by rescue team members on a stretcher to the waiting ambulance at Wardlow Mires.

The lady, part of a rambling group from Doncaster, was taken to Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, for further treatment.

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