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Goyt Valley

The team were called out late afternoon to assist motorists who had got into difficulty in the Goyt Valley. The roads into and out of the valley are still snow and icebound and the occupants, who were not local, had driven into the valley. Due to the road conditions they were unable to drive back up out of the valley.

The team helped walk the occupants to the warmth of Mobile 2, whilst a local farmer towed their vehicle back onto the gritted and treated roads.

It was an honest and innocent mistake, and the vehicle occupants were grateful for the teams assistance….

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Winnats Pass, Castleton

The team was called out at 16:20 to assist Derbyshire Police with an incident on Winnats Pass. There were reports that a number of vehicles had become stranded in snow on Winnats Pass.

The team deployed the two 4×4 vehicles  to the top of Winnats Pass from where they then set off on foot to locate a missing female driver.

The lady was reported to be safe and well soon after team members began checking the nearby fields and roadside.  Team members were soon able to return to the vehilce and head back to base.


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Ashford in the Water

The busy start to 2019 continues with  Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams called to an experienced male walker, who had slipped on the riverside path between Ashford in the Water and Bakewell. The casualty’s friend made him comfortable using his emergency shelter, which helped to keep him warm, before walking towards the road to get a mobile signal, and make the 999 call for help.

On arrival at the casualty site, a full assessment was made and it was determined that the casualty had sustained a suspected fracture to his left leg. The casualty was placed onto the team’s stretcher, imobilised, …

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Mam Tor

Whilst returning from the previous call out at Taxal, the mountain rescue team was requested to attend a joint callout with colleagues from Edale Mountain Rescue Team. The teams were called to attend a 30 year old male who had slipped on the footpath near the summit of Mam Tor, sustaining a lower leg injury.

The casualty was initially treated by mountain rescue team members, which included splinting the injury, before being placed in a casualty bag, vacuum mattress and being placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and sledged down to the road at Mam Nick. The casualty was then transferred …

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Taxal, near Whaley Bridge

The mountain rescue team was called to assist colleagues from North West  Ambulance Service at Taxal near Whaley Bridge. NWAS were attending to a male casualty who was in a remote building which could only be accessed via a rough track. Due to the amount of snow and ice on the track the ambulance was unable to drive to the casualty. Buxton Mountain Rescue Team members transported the casualty along the track in one of the teams 4×4 vehicles to a waiting ambulance, from where the paramedics were able to continue their treatment.

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Chee Dale, Monsal Trail

The team was called out to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with the evacuation of a 78 year old female who had been walking in the Chee Dale area, a few miles east of Buxton.

This is a beautiful spot for a walk at any time of the year, but especially when covered in the first snows of the year.

The lady slipped whilst walking along the riverside path, resulting in a lower leg injury. She was initially treated by a Tideswell Community First Responder who was sent to assess the situation. Thanks for your rapid response.

The lady  was treated on the scene …

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Forest Chapel, Macclesfield Forest

The team was called out to a 62 year old female who was out walking with friends in Macclesfield Forest when she slipped whilst descending a path, sustaining an ankle injury.

The team was assisted by members of the NWAS HART team, who helped carry the casualty on a mountain rescue stretcher, for a short distance up the track to a waiting NWAS ambulance at the roadside.

The NWAS HART team (Hazardous Area Response Team) are specially trained and equipped personnel tasked to take on work in tougher than normal situations.

Photo credit: Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Member

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Hollins Cross, The Great Ridge

The team was called along with Edale Team to help a walker who had suffered an injured leg whilst walking along the ever popular, Great Ridge above Castleton / Edale.

The teams administered first aid before the casualty was placed onto a mountain rescue stretcher, carried down to the road side and transferred to an East Midlands Ambulance, which was waiting on the Edale side of Mam Nick.

An unfortunate end to the New Year walk.

Photo Credit: Buxton Mountain Rescue Team member.

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Chapel House Farm, Macclesfield Forest

The team was called out by a family group who were enjoying a walk around Macclesfield Forest. A young person in the group tripped and fell, and unfortunately was knocked unconscious.

All vehicles were dispatched to Forest Chapel and team members first to arrive headed directly to the casualty site, which was 300 metres from Charity Lane.  At the same time, the North West Air Ambulance arrived on scene and Peak District National Park Volunteer Rangers also arrived on foot.

The casualty had now regained consciousness and was assessed by an air ambulance paramedic, before being placed on a stretcher and evacuated to the helicopter….

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Back Tor, Castleton

A couple were out walking this afternoon, near to Back Tor on the Great Ridge when the male slipped and sustained a upper leg injury.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called as part of the midweek Joint Snatch arrangements. Members from both teams quickly responded making their way to the Hollowford Centre, and were then transferred by mountain rescue vehicles before a quick walk up to the casualty site.

The casualty was assessed by team medics and provided with pain relief and splinted before being transferred on mountain rescue stretcher to the waiting East Midlands Ambulance …

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