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Limestone Way, Cave Dale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called together with local members of Edale Mountain Rescue Team following the report of an accident on the Limestone Way at the head of Cave Dale near Castleton.

A seventeen year old youth, participating in the Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award scheme at silver level, slipped and sustained a minor head wound and an ankle injury.   Other members of the group put into practice their emergency drill resulting in a call to police for assistance.  Team members rendezvoused at Rowter Farm at the top of Winnats Pass and then made their way the short distance to the …

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The Roaches, Upper Hulme, Leek

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to The Roaches, a popular climbing outcrop on the Staffordshire moors, following a report on an injured youth on the upper tier.

Team members were still packing up from the previous incident when this call was received.  Fifteen members and two response vehicle travelled over to Staffordshire where they met youth group instructors who related the nature of the incident.

A 17 year old boy on an organised visit from a Newcastle collage had stumbled sustaining a painful dislocated-knee cap.  Team members climbed to the top …

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Errwood Hall, Goyt Valley

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to rendezvous in the Goyt Valley following a request from East Midlands Ambulance Service for assistance with an injured elderly man on the footpath close to the ruined Errwood Hall.

Nineteen members responded and quickly climbed the short distance up to the old hall.  A 73 year old local man had turned awkwardly and suffered a dislocated hip.  The weather was cold and wet but this was the repeat of an injury which had occurred several times before and the gentleman was in good spirits …

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Brand Side, Buxton

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with an incident in the remote hamlet of Brand Side off the Buxton to Leek road.

It was reported that a mountain biker had fallen from his bike sustaining injuries but the exact location of the accident was imprecise. Buxton team alerted 18 members who were available to respond and team vehicles were being prepared.  However, within a few minutes of the call the team was stood down when the mountain biker was located by a paramedic First Responder who located the casualty at the road-side.

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called at 7.00 pm on Sunday to assist The Kinder Mountain Rescue Team which was dealing with a walker with a reported dislocated knee.

The original position had been reported as under Kinder Downfall which sent Kinder M.R.T. scurrying off in the wrong direction.  However, following further communication with the casualty site, it became apparent that the accident had actually occurred somewhere along the plateau southern edge near to Crowden Towers.

A Search and Rescue helicopter had already been scrambled from its …

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service dealing with a 64 year old lady who had sustained a suspected fractured ankle.

The team was still dealing with the previous incident in Buxton when a call was received asking for the help of a 4 x 4 vehicle to extract the casualty from a rough farm track near to Priestcliffe.   The lady, on holiday with her family from London, had been walking along the lane when a simple slip on loose ground caused the accident.  East Midlands Ambulance Paramedics were already on scene and treating the lady …

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Soloman’s Temple

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to rendezvous at Pooles Cavern following the report of a gentleman having slipped and suffered an injury whilst walking near Soloman’s Temple (Grinlow Tower) in Buxton.

As the exact location of the incident became clearer the rendezvous was changed to Grinlow Car-park near to the caravan site.  Members swiftly climbed towards the popular landmark where they found the casualty from Litchfield patiently waiting and in good spirits.

Following an examination of the injured leg it was splinted before the casualty was carried by stretcher back down …

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Castle Naze

A call-out for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team following a request from East Midlands Ambulance Service for assistance with a walking accident near Castle Naze above Combs Valley.

The ambulance service had taken a call relating to a 49 year old lady having stumbled and sustained an ankle injury whilst descending from Combs Moss towards the road.   The solo walker had been assisted two other passing walkers who slowly helped her hobble several hundred yards towards the road.

As the first team members arrived they met the lady at the roadside stile and shortly afterwards an E.M.A.S ambulance and the team vehicle …

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Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge

On the evening of Sunday 2nd of April Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called alongside two appliances from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and the East Midlands Ambulance Service to an incident adjacent to Buxton Road in Whaley Bridge.
A local 48 year-old man had entered woodlands in the dark and had stumbled and fallen some ten metres down a steep embankment suffering what was feared to be significant injuries.   The casualty was treated on …

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The Sledge Track, Edale.

Whilst attending incident 15,  a walker reported to the BMRT Control Vehicle in Edale that her friend had suffered a fall whilst descending The Sledge Track into Edale village.   The casualty was reported to have possibly dislocated her shoulder and, despite great pain, was slowly continuing her descent towards Edale with friends.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team attempted free up a few members from the Chapel Gate call to go to the assistance of the lady on the Sledge Track.  In the fifteen minutes it took to get a team vehicle back on its way towards Edale the lady presented herself to …

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