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Mam Tor

The Joint Snatch Squad of Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams was called out following reports of an injured walker in the Mam Tor area above Castleton.

The casualty was located on the old road underneath the face of Mam Tor, having been blown over by the wind and sustained a nasty fracture dislocation of his ankle.  An Edale MRT doctor and paramedic were rapidly on scene to administer morphine initially and then some stronger sedative to allow reduction and relocation of the ankle.

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Mam Tor

Whilst attending to the previous incident in Chee Dale a second accident was reported on Mam Tor near Castleton.

Eight Buxton team members were redirected to Mam Tor and support was requested from Kinder M.R.T.

A female walker about 50 metres down from Mam Nick suffered a displaced ankle fracture.  Initial teatment was carried out by an East Midlands Ambulance paramedic.  The lady was then evacuated on a rescue stretcher to the waiting ambulance by team members from both Buxton and Kinder M.R.Teams.

Photo credit:  BMRT –  Casualty evacuation. 


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Chee Dale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to an incident in Chee Dale, near Millers Dale on Bank Holiday Monday. 

A 71 year old male hill walker from Chesterfield had slipped whilst walking below Chee Tor Buttress and fallen about four metres into the River Wye sustaining a serious head injury.

The casualty was treated on site by a team doctor, team members and the Derbyshire Leicestershire Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) doctor.  The air ambulance had to land some distance from the incident site and due to the serious nature of the casualty’s …

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Cumberland Clough

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by North West Ambulance Service to rendezvous at Clough House Farm in Wildboarclough  following a report of an injured walker in the Cumberland Brook area.

The casualty a 28 year old female from Grappenhall, Warrington, was descending towards the Cumberland Brook when she slipped and sustained a lower leg injury.

Sixteen team members responded to support the ambulance crew.  The casualty was quickly located and treated on site by ambulance service paramedics which included pain relief and splinting.  She was placed in a warm casualty bag …

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Goyt Valley

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by Derbyshire Police to assist in a search for a vulnerable female from Whaley Bridge.

The weather was clear and cold causing concern for the lady’s well-being.  Thirty-six team members assisted by three search & rescue dogs commenced a detailed search around the Goyts Lane area.  In the early hours of New Year’s Eve a Coastguard Search Helicopter was also called in from Hull to use specialist night / heat seeking equipment.

By dawn no trace of the missing person had been found and, as Buxton members returned home, members of Derby M.R.T. arrived to continue the …

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Brushfield Hough, Taddington Dale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by the East Midlands Ambulance Service for assistance at Brushfield Hough in Taddington Dale following a report of an injured hillwalker.

The casualty, a 47 year old lady from Gedling, Nottinghamshire had slipped whilst walking a footpath to Monsal Dale and sustained a fractured ankle.   She was treated on site by an ambulance service paramedic, lifted onto a mountain rescue stretcher and then carried to Brushfield Hough Farm.  Here she was transferred to the rescue team ambulance and conveyed down the farm track to the …

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Macclesfield Old Road, Buxton

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by East Midlands Ambulance Service following the report of an injured off road motorcyclist on the old road from Buxton towards The Cat & Fiddle.  Whilst this track is still technically a road the surface is in such a state that it is only accessible by 4 x 4 vehicles.

The rider was treated at the scene by paramedics from the East Midlands Ambulance Service before team members carried him on a mountain rescue stretcher to the ambulance waiting on smooth tarmac at the Buxton end.

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to rendezvous in Macclesfield Forest following a report of a walking accident on the path leading to Shutlingsloe.  It was a beautiful crisp winter’s day and overnight frost had left the paths covered in a film of ice.

A 53 year old lady walker slipped and sustained a suspected broken ankle.  Just a few minutes after the accident a team member happened to be walking passed and was able to render immediate assistance.   The call-out system was activated and the North West Ambulance Service …

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Chrome Hill, Dowel Dale.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Boxing Day afternoon to the Staffordshire / Derbyshire border following a call for assistance.

A man and woman were out walking on Chrome Hill, near Longnor in very windy conditions when they became separated.  After searching for his walking partner to no avail the male phoned for assistance.

Eleven team members responded and were en-route to Chrome Hill when the lady was located in nearby Longnor safe and well.  The team was stood down.

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High Wheeldon, Earl Sterndale.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by Derbyshire police following the report from a Cheshire walking group of an accident on Wheeldon Hill, Earl Sterndale.

A lady had slipped on the wet hillside and sustained a suspected fracture ankle.  Team members rendezvoused at High Wheeldon Farm for the climb to the hill top casualty site.  Following assessment and treatment by team members the lady was placed on a rescue stretcher before being carried down to a waiting ambulance for transport to a Macclesfield hospital.

Photo credit:  BMRT  –  Stretcher party …

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