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Pooles Cavern, Buxton

A Saturday “tea time” callout came in for assistance with an incident in Buxton.

The commanding view from Solomon’s Temple attracts many local residents, but several days of freeze-thaw and the trampling of many hundreds of walkers had made the paths very icy in parts.

Our colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service were treating the casualty, who had slipped walking down to the car park sustaining a painful shoulder injury, but due to the location of the fall our assistance was required to organise the evacuation. …

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Hope valley

With night-time temperatures dropping close to freezing Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team in the search for a missing person in the Hope Valley.

The young person had not returned home from school, so with many hours having passed since they were last seen, and clothing inappropriate for the conditions, there were serious concerns for her safety.

Four search dogs and handlers dogs from Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England were called in to help with the search. Just as team members …

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Chrome Hill, south of Buxton

While walking up Chrome Hill with their dog, a couple found themselves in an awkward spot, where a combination of slippery White Peak mud, steep ground, a recurring knee injury and a dollop of snow and ice, meant that further progress was impossible for one of the party.

The 999 call worked its way through the system to the Mountain Rescue Duty Controller, who called out Buxton MRT. Team members were quickly on scene and began to effect the rescue.

Whilst a rope system was set up to lower a …

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Mam Tor, west of Castleton

Today’s callout took us to one of the most popular parts of the Peak District National Park, Mam Tor.

The snow which had fallen earlier in the week has now undergone several cycles of freeze-thaw, creating some very slippery conditions for people enjoying a day out in the Peak District National Park. While descending the path from the top, one of a small party of walkers slipped sustaining a very painful lower leg injury.

Both Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were called out to attend …

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