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Townhead Bridge


A joint Known Location Incident with Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

We were called to assist Edale MRT who were responding to a request from East Midlands Ambulance Service to a mountain biker who was reported to have collapsed near to Win Hill.

It became clear this was a serious incident, and that the casualty was receiving CPR from fellow riders. team members from Edale MRT, Buxton MRT and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance all responded rapidly. However, despite the prolonged efforts of all those on scene, the rider could not be resuscitated.

Our thoughts go …

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Kinder Search

A couple who had been out for a day’s walk on Kinder Scout reported themselves to the Police as lost as the light faded at the end of the day.  Attempts to locate them using their mobile phone were unsuccessful so the team was called out as part of the well rehearsed Kinder Search Plan.

The couple were located via flashes from their lights below the western edge path in the area of Broad Clough. A Kinder MRT dog handler was first to them, and undertook an initial assessment. The pair were then escorted to safety by Buxton MRT and reunited …

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Miller’s Dale

We were called, along with colleagues from Edale Mountain Rescue team to assist a 16 year old female with a severe asthma attack inside the Headstone Tunnel on the Monsal Trail.

The casualty was looked after by team members and an East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic and kept warm in Mobile 2 while waiting for the EMAS ambulance to arrive on scene.

Asthma can be an extremely serious problem if not treated correctly so we were pleased to have helped the casualty and her party this afternoon.

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A team search dog, handler and navigator were called to assist Glossop Mountain Rescue Team with an ongoing search for missing vulnerable persons.

On arrival at the RV the search dogs were stood down due to a change in the circumstances of the search.

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White Lodge

The team were called to assist a 74 year old female who had fallen whilst walking with friends in Shacklow Woods (off the A6).

She sustained an ankle injury and after being attended by the team and a paramedic, she was transported by stretcher to a waiting ambulance for onward travel to A&E.

Being a weekday incident and anticipating a limited turnout, we requested assistance from our neighbours Edale Mountain Rescue Team but were pleased to see 14 Buxton Team members make it to the RV.

Photo Credit: Buxton MR team member

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Mam Tor

A joint Known Location Incident with Edale Mountain Rescue Team to assist a 65 year old male who had fallen on the Ridge Path on Mam Tor.

Both teams were mobilised to the area from where they were dispatched to locate the injured walker.  He was quickly found between Mam Tor summit and Hollin’s Cross and treated for a leg injury before being wrapped in a warm insulating blanket and carried back to the roadside.

For the quickest response phone ‘999’ and ask for ‘Police, Mountain Rescue’

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Golden Clough, Kinder

While team members were raising funds at the Leek Christmas Light switch-on, we were called out, along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team, to locate and recover a walker with an injured knee reportedly having difficulties descending Golden Clough.

The casualty was located with SARLOC and the hill parties quickly arrived to administer pain relief and assist the casualty and his partner back to Edale for their onward journey.

A big turnout on a busy Friday night for both teams.


Photo credit: Edale MRT

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The Team were called to the former Gradbach Youth Hostel for a full team callout for a known location, to a casualty reported as a 26 year old male with chest pain. Whilst travelling to the incident the message came through that the casualty had managed to self evacuate to the former YHA and was awaiting the arrival of an Ambulance, so the team was stood down en-route.


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Kinder Search

Reports of two walkers unsure of their location on the Kinder plateau in failing light. The Peak District Mountain Rescue “Kinder Plan” was initiated, with Buxton, Kinder, Edale and Glossop Mountain Rescue Teams all mobilised to search pre-allocated sections of Kinder.

The pair were located after a good old fashioned search by team members, torches and three trained search dogs. The walkers were well and ready to be escorted off the hill and back to Edale.

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The team was called as part of our joint operations arrangement to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team in the Burbage area. A young lady walker had taken a tumble sustaining a knee injury.

Once assessed the casualty was splinted and placed on the mountain rescue stretcher for a short carry up to the road, and the waiting ambulance for the onward journey to hospital.

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