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Long Hill, north west of Buxton

A very busy day for the team today!

Some team members were fundraising on Sunday at our regular location in Castleton. A mid afternoon call out required them to leave their fundraising duties for a short time to attend a call out just to the north west of Buxton.

Several members of the drone team were also putting in additional voluntary time, in Wincle, south east of Macclesfield, making the most of the good weather to practice their drone skills. They too had to pack up their equipment quickly to …

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Kinder Scout, Edale

The team was called along with Edale MRT and Kinder MRT to assist a gentleman who was out walking with a group of friends when he felt ill and was unable to continue.   The gentleman was dizzy and disorientated when trying to stand or walk, and clearly could not continue A couple of members of his party stayed with him while the rest of the group walked off.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team members were transported to the bottom of Jacobs Ladder to make their way to the casualty location at Pym chair …

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Grindslow Knoll, Kinder Scout

The team was called out along with our colleagues at Edale Mountain Rescue Team as part of the mid-week joint callout procedure.

The teams were requested by Derbyshire Constabulary to attend a person who had been walking on Grindslow Knoll. The lady had slipped and aggravated a pre-existing injury to her ankle. The lady was unable to continue her walk off the hill.

On arrival at the casualty site, the teams quickly assessed the casualty and administered pain relief. The casualty was then transferred to a mountain rescue stretcher for the journey down …

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Roach End, The Roaches

Team members were meeting at The Roaches for the Thursday night training session when they were alerted to an incident at Roach End. The team quickly deployed to Roach End and carried equipment up to the casualty’s location, which was close to the trip point.

The casualty had been running along the Roaches when they fell and sustained an ankle injury. On arrival at scene the casualty was assessed, given pain relief and their leg was splinted. They were then placed in a casualty bag on a mountain rescue stretcher (which was fitted with a wheel) …

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Win hill, north east of Hope

The first of two call outs came in at 10.31 in the morning when Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist our colleagues at Edale Mountain Rescue Team as part of the mid-week joint call out procedure.

A young lady was walking off Win Hill and suffered an ankle injury, and was unable to continue. One of the EMRT rescue vehicles was able to gain access to the location via woodland tracks.

The casualty was helped into the vehicle and driven down to the road and awaiting East Midlands Ambulance Service

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Great Shacklow Woods, east of Ashford in the Water

The team was called out to assist East Midlands Ambulance Servicewith a fallen walker near Ashford in the Water. Due to it being a weekday, Edale Mountain Rescue Team was also called as part of our joint snatch agreement. This means that the closest mountain rescue team members are able to assist, irrespective as to which team they are members of.

The female casualty had been out walking with her family through the woods when she slipped and took a short tumble down a slope. Both teams were quickly on scene with the ambulance crew, and …

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Whaley Bridge

As the risk of a dam breach continued, the Team were tasked by Derbyshire Police to knock door to door on an additional number of properties that had been identified as being at risk of flooding and needed to be evacuated.

Thirty two team members and 10 vehicles from across Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation assisted with this part of the on-going incident.  …

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Grindsbrook, Edale

Team members who had initially been called to assist with the ongoing incident at Whaley Bridge, were re tasked to the top of Grindsbook, above Edale to assist a male with an ankle injury.

The evacuation took nearly 5 hours, after which members carried onto Whaley Bridge.

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Cornwood, Dartmoor

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Member Dave and Search dog Griff were in Cornwall and were able to provide assistance to Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth Section in a search for a high-risk missing person.

Further information was received and the search was recommenced on Friday with DSRT Plymouth, DSRT Tavistock and 7 Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England dogs and handlers.

Unfortunately, the missing person was not found during the course of the search but was successfully located by police the next day safe and well…

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Todbrook Reservoir, Whaley Bridge

As the Todbrook Reservoir dam incident developed, water trained personnel were requested to be ready and stationed locally in case of a dam breach. Other team members took up station at control and at other advised locations.

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