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Monsal Trail

Incident on the Monsal Trail. Male suffering from dizziness. Two BMRT Team vehicles were dispatched to help. By the time they arrived the male had been assisted off the trail by EMAS ambulance staff.

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Hollins Cross

On Friday 30th March, Buxton and Edale mountain rescue teams were called to an incident below Hollins Cross, Castleton. A female walker had slipped in wet and muddy conditions and sustained an ankle injury. Mountain rescue team members at Edale Team’s base in Hope and Buxton team members fund raising in Castleton were quickly on scene. Due to the nature of the injuries, medical support from the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was requested.

Following the administration of pain relief and stabilisation of the injury, the casualty was evacuated on a mountain rescue stretcher to the helicopter for onward transport …

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Search Kinder

On Tuesday 27th March, the Kinder search plan was activated for a walker missing overnight on Kinder Scout in wet and foggy conditions. The overdue walker’s car was located by Derbyshire Police in Edale, however without any knowledge of the walker’s intended route, Buxton, Edale, Glossop and Kinder Teams were mobilised to search the whole of Kinder Scout. The Peak District  Search and Rescue Dogs were also called out.

After repeated attempts to contact the walker by mobile phone, the search controller was able to obtain the walker’s location using SARLOC, a specialist software app that can interrogate a missing person’s …

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Dog Rescue Eldon Quarry

A call went out for 10 members, along with cave rescue to help with a dog rescue at Eldon Quarry. When team members arrived on site information was passed that a 4 month old Golden Retriever puppy had strayed from the path on Eldon Hill and fell through the snow into a 20ft deep collapsed lead mine.

Team members setup a rope system to lower our Derbyshire cave rescue volunteer down the mine shaft. The puppy was bribed with dog treats to get in to a rope bag, she was then hauled to the surface and back into the …

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Hope/Pindale

Ten members from Buxton worked along side members from Edale Mountain Rescue Team on the second snatch incident in as many days. Both teams responded to a lady who had suffered a lower leg injury whilst walking near to the River Noe near to Hope. The casualty was in some pain and was treated at scene by the team’s casualty carers. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance then transferred the lady to hospital.

 

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Snow Assist Branside area

The team was called to do a welfare check on an elderly farmer in the Brandside Area of Buxton.
Here’s the report from Volunteer team member Carina.
‘We were asked by our TL to check on a remote farm in the Brandside area. We got less than half a mile up the Leek Road when the deep snow drifts were too much even for the Team Land Rover. We tried the lower roads instead and were able to get within half a mile of the farm, having to do the remainder on foot. With gale force winds and thigh deep snow …

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Sparrowpit RTC Assist

Fifteen members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team attended another snow related incident at 08:54 on Thursday 8th March. The volunteer team members were called to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service with a motorist who had sustained a leg injury in a road traffic collision. The incident occurred in icy conditions on the steep Sparrowpit to Chapel-en-le-Frith road near the village of Bagshaw.
The injured man was extricated by the fire service and strapped into an insulated vacuum mattress and casualty bag on a mountain rescue stretcher. Team members, wearing spikes on their boots, carried the …

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Snow Assist Welfare check Brandside

The team were tasked to conduct a welfare check on a local resident due to concerns of family and friends not been able to contact her. The team turned out multiple vehicles and personnel due to the prevailing conditions and location of the farm. After getting as as possible by vehicle a small foot party accessed the farm and made contact with the lady, establishing she was perfectly fine, just having issues with mobile phone signal! The team passed on the message to her concerned relatives and friends and returned to base.

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