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Park House Hill, Glutton Bridge

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called following a report to police of an elderly man having fallen on the steep side of Park House Hill.

A seventy-four year old man from Bolsover had been walking with a family member when he slipped and tumbled several feet down the steep limestone hillside.   The gentleman sustained a significant head injury and was treated on scene by team members who responded quickly to the call.   Team members continued to care for the man for some time whilst waiting for an East …

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Kinder Scout

Team on stand-by relating to a ongoing search of Kinder Scout by other teams for two missing walkers.  Team not deployed but team search-dog handler called together with one other member to navigate for the dog unit.  See Dog Call number 2.

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Castleton

Not exactly a call-out in the true sense as this casualty came to us.

Team members were fundraising in Castleton when they were approached by a lady who had had an earlier accident whilst walking at Hollin’s Cross.  Initial first aid had been carried out by passing mountain bikers but the lady still had considerable pain in her upper and lower arm.  The injury was re-examined and further pain relief offered before appropriate splinting was applied.

Not being a life threatening injury an ambulance was not appropriate and so the casualty was taken to hospital by a family member.

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Grindsbrook, Edale

Edale and Buxton Teams called following a report of an female walker with an injured knee near to Halfway Rocks in Grindsbrook.

The lady had been out walking from Edale and had aggravated an old knee injury making it difficult for her to continue.   At first she was assisted by two Edale team members who attempted to help her with the aid of a walking pole.  However, as she became further distressed and as other rescue members and equipment arrived,  she was placed on a rescue stretcher and carried back down to Edale where her friends …

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The Roaches

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team experienced that “groundhog” feeling when it was tasked to The Roaches for the second time in twelve hours.

West Midlands Ambulance Service requested assistance following a call from three young men who had been “bouldering” on The Roaches earlier in the evening.  As the sun set the three men from Leek found themselves on the crag in total darkness and with no torches.  Whilst making their way back off towards the road one of the men fell sustaining a suspected fracture ankle.

At the time of first reporting the men were unable to give the precise location of where they were on the crag so …

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The Roaches

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to the lower tier of The Roaches following a request for assistance from West Midlands Ambulance Service.

A twenty two year old female from Nantwich, Cheshire, had been second up a classic HVD route “Yong” when she fell approximately three metres striking the ground.   The ambulance crew were first on scene and treated the lady for potential pelvic, neck and ankle injuries.  On arrival of the rescue team the casualty was placed on to a stretcher and carried down to the road where the ambulance was waiting to transfer her to a Staffordshire hospital.

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Woodseats Farm, Castleton.

Buxton and Edale rescue teams called to rendezvous at Odin Mine near Castleton following the report of an injured walker somewhere under the Mam Tor ridge.

A female from Doncaster out walking with a group on a fundraising event had slipped injuring her ankle.  Edale team was still packing up from a previous call-out and so had hill members immediately available who located the casualty above Woodseats Farm.  She was treated for a fracture to her ankle and carried back to the farm on a stretcher for transport to hospital by a land ambulance.  Buxton MRT’s primary role was to provide …

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Kinder Scout x 2

Following recent heavy rain the tops of Kinder Scout had become a squelchy quagmire setting a serious challenge for anyone attempting to cross the plateau.  An afternoon call to assist in locating a group of London schoolchildren on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition turned from a normal sweep of the moors into something far more serious.

The original call stated four young people somewhere on the moor, cold, wet and unable to continue.  Kinder MRT was first to be alerted and following difficulties contacting the group escalated the incident …

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The Roaches

At 15.45 pm Buxton Mountain Rescue Team received a call reporting that a rock climber was stuck on the face of The Roaches.  The team call-out system was activated and two vehicles were turning out when five minutes later a second call reported the climber to be now safe and on the ground.

Team stood down with no active involvement.

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