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Odin Mine, Mam Tor

A joint team call-out for Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams from East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of an injured walker near to Odin Mine below Mam Tor.

The female walker from Northamptonshire had slipped on the wet ground and sustained a suspected fractured ankle.  Following treatment by an E.M.A.S. Paramedic the casualty was carried a short distance on a mountain rescue stretcher to the waiting ambulance.

Other team members still on route to the incident were stood down.

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Calver New Bridge

This call was received whilst team members were responding to incident 86.  Whilst some members continued to the original call at Grindleford, others were diverted to Calver New Bridge where Edale M.R.T. was dealing with a fallen walker on the footpath aside the River Derwent.

An Edale team doctor was rapidly on scene to assess and treat the young lady from Nottingham who had fallen injuring her knee.  Following splinting and analgesia, the lady was carried by mountain rescue stretcher to a waiting East Midlands Ambulance for onward transport to hospital.

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Grindleford / Stoney Middleton

Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team’s Joint Snatch Squad called to an incident on a footpath between Grindleford and Stoney Middleton where a 60 year old male walker had started to feel acutely unwell.

An East Midlands Ambulance Service community paramedic was first on scene to deliver medical care.  Following assessment, rescue team members lifted him on to a stretcher and carried him down hill to Stoney Middleton were an ambulance waiting.   In the early stages of this incident another call was received relating to an injured walker near to Calver. Most Buxton members on route to Grindleford diverted to …

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Kinder Scout

The joint team Kinder Scout Search Plan was put on standby following information being received from Greater Manchester police relating to a 75 year old walker being overdue from a walk on the moor.

There had been heavy rain in the area for the previous 24 hours so it was known that the rivers would be in flood and the peat-bog unusually treacherous.  The search plan involves Glossop, Kinder, Edale and Buxton M.R.Ts. and each alerted its members to the possibility of an imminent call-out.  Buxton team had twenty-two members immediately available and the team bases were made ready.   In …

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Lose Hill

Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams both responded to a call out to Lose Hill where a visiting walker had been reported as being unconscious. The Derbyshire Leicester and Rutland Air Ambulance was also called and arrived at the scene first.  On examination, the aircraft doctor found the casualty to be less seriously ill than first reported, the female patient having regained full consciousness.

Following a full assessment by the medics, the casualty was carefully escorted down from the hill by rescue team members and returned with her partner to their holiday property nearby.

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Goyt Valley

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was still returning from the previous incident in the Hope Valley when another accident was reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service which sounded like serious injuries to a walker’s head and neck.

A sixty year old lady from Buxton had been walking two large dogs along the dismantled railway track when she was as possibly pulled over by her dogs.  On arrival at scene her physical injuries were discovered not to be as serious as first reported but lady had been out in the poor weather …

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Lose Hill, Hope

A joint team Snatch Squad call-out for Edale and Buxton M.R.Ts following a call from East Midlands Ambulance Service reference reports of a walker with a possible fractured ankle on a footpath near to Hope village.

The exact location was a little confused at first but eventually an Edale MRT member met with the incident reporter at the bottom of the path which climbs to Lose Hill.  To complicate the matter further, during the call-out, Edale M.R.T. received a …

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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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