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Mam Tor

Joint Snatch incident with Edale MRT at Mam Tor.

A 19 year old female was with a group of friends, walking their dogs on Mam Tor. The lady let her dog (Monty) off it’s lead, and became crag fast on the steep scree slope. She then followed it down to try and rescue it, but they both became crag fast.

2 team members climbed up to where they were to assess their condition while several members walked to the bottom of the slope. No injuries were reported by the casualty, and thre were no obvious injuries to Monty.

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A climber from London was visiting with his climbing club for the weekend. Whilst climbing an HS route on the Roaches upper tier, he fell, had some gear pop out, and landed hard with his back against a rock.
He had a lower back injury, coccyx. Paramedics treated the casualty on site and gave IV pain relief. He was placed on a scoop for extrication, then loaded onto the Bell stretcher and taken down to the waiting air-ambulance for transfer to hospital.

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Horseshoe Quarry

The Team were called along with Edale MRT by East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist with a fallen climber in Horseshoe Quarry, Stoney Middleton. Both teams were quickly on scene arriving after the EMAS Paramedics and EMICS Doctor. Unfortunately the patient was declared deceased from his injuries soon after. The Team remained at the scene for several hours assisting the Police with recovery and investigation.

Our thoughts and condolences go to the family and friends at this very sad time.

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Just as team members were leaving work for the day a call was received to help an injured walker on Shutlingsloe. Mobiles one and two were tasked to RV with available team members.

Team members carried emergency bags and a stretcher to the summit and met the casualty party.

An experienced walker from the High Peak area had tripped on the descent and suffered a fractured wrist. Just as the lady was being assessed by the team’s casualty care technicians the NPAS helicopter from Greater Manchester Police arrived on site. After the initial assessment, the casualty was transported via the helicopter …

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Stanage Edge

The team was called to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team who were responding to an injured climber on Stanage. The climber was belaying when his lead fell and landed on him, causing chest, back and neck injuries. He was assessed by Edale casualty carers and packaged onto a stretcher, then transported to an awaiting East Midlands Ambulance.

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A fallen climber crag fast on a ledge on the “Right Route” on the upper tier of the Roaches. The lady had taken a leader fall on the second pitch and landed on the ledge injuring both her ankles and her wrist. A BMRT Paramedic climbed down to the ledge and gave first aid. The team set up our standard horizontal stretcher lower system and lowered the stretcher down the second pitch to the ledge. The lady was made secure on the stretcher and then lowered down the first pitch to the ground. The team then carried the stretcher to …

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Matlock Bath

The Team was called to assist Derby MRT with a incident in Matlock Bath at 1851hrs. A 75 Year old lady had slipped and fallen down a steep slope at the Heights of Abraham cliff. A difficult extraction ensued. The Fire Service, Ambulance service, NHS HART Team also attended. The casualty was treated on site by MR and HART team medics for two suspected broken ankles. She was then hauled up the cliff to a small edge path below the main cliff. A winching attempt in to the S92 Helicopter was abandoned due to the difficulties of the site. The …

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Blackshaw Moor

Whilst the team was involved in Saturday’s multi-team and multi-agency exercise they were approached by a group of bikers who had transported one of their colleagues after an accident. The team along with colleagues from Derby Mountain Rescue Team and Cheshire Search and Rescue assessed the casualty, concluding that his collarbone had a suspected fracture. After pain relief, the casualty was made comfortable and transferred to hospital.

Photo Credit Derby MRT.

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Buxton Team were called along with Edale MRT to rescue a fallen climber in Cowdale Quarry, near Buxton. The Team were also dealing with an incident at the Roaches so two Buxton members went to the incident and Edale provided some extra hands on this our second incident.

As luck would have it Helimed 53 was able to land near to the patient and deal with them with the assistance of the East Midlands ambulance service responder already on scene.

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