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Chee Dale

A joint call-out for Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to rendezvous at Millers Dale Station following a report of a man having fallen a considerable distance in Chee Dale.

The elderly gentleman from Coalville in Leicestershire had been walking with his wife when the accident occurred which resulted him tumbling about 30 feet down the bank into the River Wye.  The rescue teams responded quickly but had trouble locating the exact location of the incident.  However, team members worked up and down the river bank and …

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Windgather Rocks, Kettleshulme

Buxton Mountain Rescue team called following the report of an incident above Windgather Rocks, near Kettleshulme.

A 31 year old male participating in a fell race had suffered a medical episode causing him to collapse.  The medical episode passed and the man was later able to walk to the road with the assistance of team members and ambulance crew.

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Crowden Brook, Edale Valley.

A call-out for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team following the report of an incident in Crowden Brook.

An adult male from the Leicester area had fallen whilst descending Crowden Brook leaving him with a suspected fracture to his finger.  The shock of this had caused the man to feel unwell and initially did not feel able to walk down unaided.   A party member descended the hill to call for help from the phone box at Upper Booth.

Buxton MRT was summoned by the police and a small party of team members was dispatched to assist the man. However, he had started to feel …

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Golden Clough, Edale

A joint call-out for Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams following the report of an incident near to the top of Golden Clough on Kinder Scout.

A member of a group from Peterborough had fallen whilst walking causing an injury to her ankle. After treatment by team members the casualty was placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and carried down to the village.  From Edale she was taken to hospital by relatives.

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Offerton, Stockport

On Saturday evening the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation received a request for assistance following flash flooding in Stockport.  The call out was to a multi agency incident where teams were asked to work alongside the fire and ambulance services in the Offerton area.

Qualified water rescuers from six Peak District teams, including Buxton, responded working for several hours checking on residents welfare and delivering sandbags as required.

Photo credit:  BMRT, – A number of Peak District team vehicles on route to the incident.

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Monsal Trail, Millers Dale

A second call to the Monsal Trail relating to a sheep stranded high on a limestone cliff face.  This time the team was armed with better information and the bleating animal was quickly located.

It was well and truly stuck on a small ledge about eighty feet above Water-cum-Jolly and the River Wye.  A rope system was soon set up and an intrepid rescuer lowered down to his woolly casualty.  Sheep aren’t known for their common sense and we knew that with one …

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Monsal Trail, Millers Dale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called following the report of a sheep stuck fast high on a limestone ledge.

After 2 hours of searching, team members found plenty of sheep but none cragfast and the incident was called off.

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to join a massive search for missing schoolgirl, Kizzy Whitehurst, from Tarporley, Cheshire.

BMRT team members joined other volunteers from five Lowland Search and Rescue Teams, five mountain rescue teams and a number of trained search and rescue dogs  in the hunt which had been ongoing since Monday night.
Cheshire Constabulary’s web-site stated, “Officers are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 14-year-old Kizzy Whitehurst.  Kizzy, who lives near Oulton Park, was last seen at home at around 10pm on Monday, June 6.
Kizzy is described as …

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Aldery Cliff, Earl Sterndale.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by East Midlands Ambulance Service following the report of a climbing accident on the popular limestone outcrop at Aldery Cliff.

A very experienced rock climber had fallen approximately twelve metres onto the ground whilst abseiling from a ledge.  The 70 year old casualty from Nottingham sustained extensive injuries including suspected back, pelvic and leg fractures.  Medical treatment was started by the ambulance staff who were on scene first and then were quickly supported by team members as they arrived.

The gentleman was then carried a short distance to …

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Hollins Cross

Friday the 13th proved quite lucky for one young lady who stumbled and sustained a head injury, but not as seriously as first thought.

The joint snatch squad of the Edale and Buxton rescue teams was called to an incident near to Hollins Cross, just above Castleton.  A teenager, part of a school group from the Doncaster area, had been walking the ridge when the accident occurred.  Given the potential seriousness of the incident, the Derbyshire Rutland and Leicester Air Ambulance was also called.

Initial casualty examination carried out …

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