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The Team were called to Gradbach YHA for a full team callout for a known location casualty reported as a 26 year old male with chest pain. En-route to the incident the message came through that the casualty had managed to self evacuate to the YHA and was awaiting the arrival of an Ambulance. The team was stood down en-route.


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Reports of two walkers unsure of their location on the Kinder plateau in failing light. The Peak District Mountain Rescue “Kinder Plan” was initiated, with Buxton, Kinder, Edale and Glossop Mountain Rescue Teams all mobilised to search pre allocated areas of Kinder. The pair were located after a good old fashioned search by team members, torches and three trained search dogs. The walkers were well and ready to be escorted off the hill and back to Edale.

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The team was called as part of our joint operations arrangement to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team in the Burbage area. A young lady walker had taken a tumble sustaining a knee injury.

Once assessed the casualty was splinted and placed on the mountain rescue stretcher for a short carry up to the road, and the waiting ambulance for the onward journey to hospital.

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Crowden Head, Kinder

A large group of walkers were heading over towards Kinder Gates via Crowden Head when a female member suffered a suspected fractured ankle.

Kinder Mountain Rescue Team received the initial call and due to the weather conditions on the plateau requested the assistance from Buxton Mountain Rescue Team. A helicopter from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency was also called.

A passing male who had started the Pennine Way provided assistance until team members arrived, placing the casualty into a tent to protect from the increasing wind and rain.

The helicopter landed in Edale to transport Buxton team members …

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Search Dog Call Sutton on the Hill

Search Dog Grif and handler were called at 7.30pm to assist Derbyshire Constabulary and Derby MRT with the search for a missing person after a 72-year-old lady had been reported missing earlier in the day. Whilst discussing suitable dog deployment with the search manager information was received that a local farmer had found the missing person in a field. After a quick assessment of her condition, the Derby MRT members treated the lady for hypothermia and evacuated her to the road-head where she was transferred to an East Midlands Ambulance Service Land Ambulance and taken to the Royal Derby Hospital …

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Blue John Cavern

A geology student from Keele University was in the area on a field trip. The field study group had intended to visit the Blue John Cavern. During the descent, the lady slipped at the bottom of the cavern and resulting in a suspected fractured ankle.

Buxton Mountain Rescue, Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation, which was training in Peak Cavern nearby, were called to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service

A back-roped system was established to assist with the steep and humid ascent from the cave. The casualty was placed on …

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Higger Tor

A participant on an outdoor recreational course, become stuck in between some rocks. The team responded as part of the mid-week snatch cover with Edale Mountain Rescue Team. Due to the position of the casualty, it was obvious that more specialised equipment would be required and assistance from Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation was requested.

Mountain rescue team members were able to remove soil from around the casualty’s leg, this then helped free the casualty. After an assessment by team medics the casualty was able to walk to awaiting vehicles.

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A very autumnal call for us on this morning to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team in the woods near Froggatt village. Nine members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team quickly responded and headed to the location. A member of a school group had an allergic reaction to something they had eaten. They were put into one of the Edale team vehicles and driven a short distance to an awaiting ambulance. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.

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Upper Booth Farm, Edale

The team were driving back from call out 86 and as we headed to Upper Booth Farm the radio started to chatter with news of another incident. Team Leader Neil had been driving up towards the campsite to pick up team members who were coming off the hill. He came across a group on the road and one of the party with a medical history had collapsed. We quickly responded with all kit and personnel available. We recognised the importance of the incident quickly and called for rapid evacuation by land ambulance. The team made the casualty as comfortable …

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Pym Chair, Kinder

Half way through our first ever fundraising race Fell ‘n’ Back our deputy team leader got a call that we were needed up on top of Kinder Scout. As nearly all our resources were tied up in the logistics of the race, he had to think about who and what to send. Kinder Mountain Rescue Team were covering for us during the race but they needed our help. 11 team members and two of the team’s vehicles were dispatched to Edale. On arrival, in three groups we climbed up to Pym Chair and met with our friends …

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