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Windgather Rocks, Kettleshulme.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 8.00 pm on Wednesday evening to assist North West Ambulance Service dealing with a fallen rock climber at Windgather Rocks near Kettleshulme.  At the time Kinder M.R.T. was training at it’s base in Hayfield and also dispatched nine members and equipment to assist.  However, on arrival of Buxton’s first members, it became apparent that only limited man-power would be required and Kinder M.R.T. was stood down.

The rescue team found North West Ambulance Service already treating the 24 year old lady from Sussex for …

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Ravensdale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called in the late afternoon of Saturday 10th June following a report to police of three young people trapped beneath a dry waterfall in Ravensdale near Cressbrook.

Eighteen team members responded quickly to the call rendezvousing at the tiny hamlet of Ravensdale Cottages.  The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award silver expedition party of seven from an Oldham school were walking from Eyam towards Haddon Hall when the incident occurred. They should have followed the path when it left the dried-up limestone river but instead they carried on …

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Jacob’s Ladder

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called-out at 5.20 pm on Wednesday 7th June following a report to police of an injured walker on the southern end of Kinder Scout.

Twenty-three members responded to the call rendezvousing near to Upper Booth in the Edale Valley.   A twenty year old lady from Sheffield had slipped on the descent from Swines Back and suffered an ankle injury.  She had bravely tried to walk on but the pain stopped her progressing more than a few metres.

Team members climbed to the location with medical equipment …

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Grinlow Woods

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 10.30 on Monday morning by East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist with an injured walker in Grinlow Country Park, Buxton.   An elderly gentleman was reported to have been walking his dog when he slipped on a wet tree root and sustained a head injury.  Nineteen team members responded as it was a wet and cold day and not the conditions for anyone to be lying on the open ground for too long.

The initial rendezvous at Grinlow car-park was quickly changed to Pooles …

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Rushop Edge

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called at 3.05 pm on Thursday 25th May by East Midlands Ambulance Service requesting assistance with the evacuation of an injured paraglider from Rushop Edge near to Mam Tor.

The 54 year old man had been airborne when a when a dramatic problem caused him to fall an estimated 10 metres to the ground.    The casualty, from Sheffield, suffered what was considered to be a significant back injury and was going to need careful handling.  The Derbyshire, Leicester and Rutland Air-ambulance was originally dispatched …

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Pennine Way

A potential all-night, multi-team rescue was averted when the person reported missing made contact to say he was just delayed.

A multi team search of Kinder Scout and Bleaklow moors was initiated at 21.30 hrs on Wednesday 16th May following the report of a 75 year old solo walker being overdue at his destination.

The walker was known to be starting the Pennine Way and had left Edale Youth Hostel around 9.00 am that morning.  The alarm was raised when, by the time darkness was falling, he had still not arrived at his reserved accommodation at Crowden in Longdendale.  The weather throughout …

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Buxton, town centre

Not a call-out but an incident where team training came in very useful.

One of our team vehicles on its way to a training event came across a road traffic incident in Buxton town centre where the drivers of both vehicles appeared to have received minor injuries.

The crash had involved two cars in a classic T-bone collision.  The Airbags had deployed in both vehicles demonstrating that there had been significant impact.  The drivers had been wearing seat belts and neither was suffering great trauma.   An ambulance had been called but had not yet arrived.

However, to be sure, team casualty care …

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Cressbrook Dale, Warslow

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called along with colleagues from Edale M.R.T.  in a joint team response following the request from East Midlands Ambulance Service for assistance in Cressbrook Dale, Warslow.

The incident occurred in the grassy limestone dale near to Peter Stone

The 66 year old Lady from Northampton, on an annual walking trip with friends, tripped on a hidden stone in the grass and fell forward onto her arm.   Due to the nature of the injury her right arm was locked in an extended and very painful position out to her side.  An E.M.A.S. paramedic diagnosed a dislocated, possibly fractured right shoulder.

Following treatment and …

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The Roaches, Staffordshire.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called on Sunday afternoon following a report to Staffordshire police of a female voice calling for help from the wooded area close to the Roaches main rock climbing face.  Details of the incident were sketchy as the caller was not with the injured party.  It was a natural conclusion that this would be an injured climber and appropriately mountain rescue was called.

However, the police was the first emergency service on scene and soon realised that the injured party was not an climber and that the incident was situated close to the road.  Mountain rescue was …

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