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Search Dog Griff call out to Hartington

As part of the Mountain Rescue and Police response to search for a missing person near Hartington, (see call out details of 28th April), search dog Griff and handler Dave were also called into help. Griff is a fully graded search dog, one of just a few in the Peak District. We also think he’s very photogenic, so here’s a couple of photographs for you.

If you want to know a little bit more about the very clever search dogs, on call, …

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Hartington

At about 7.45pm, this evening, the team was asked to assist Derby Mountain Rescue Team, Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England and the Police on a joint search. The request was to search for a vulnerable missing person in the Hartington area.

As team members were arriving at the RV for a briefing, the missing person was thankfully found, allowing team members to return home, for a quiet Sunday evening.

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Grindsbrook footpath, Edale

A mid afternoon joint snatch call out for call out for both Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams to the Grindsbrook footpath, just outside of Edale.

A female casualty was quickly located. She had been walking with her family, tripped and dislocated her knee. The teams assessed the casualty, gave pain relief, and the dislocation was reduced, and her leg splinted and immobilised. She was then placed in a vacuum mat, in a casualty bag and placed on the stretcher for a carry down back to Edale.

She was taken to hospital by grateful family members for further assessment.

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Ringing Roger, Kinder Scout

The team’s assistance was requested again by Derbyshire Constabulary to assist with an incident at Ringing Roger, early afternoon on Sunday 21st April.

The team attended along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team and quickly deployed up to the casualty’s location. The casualty was a female on a Duke of Edinburgh  walk who had injured her ankle. The injury was assessed, and pain relief given, before the ankle was splinted and the casualty placed in a vacuum mattress and put onto a mountain rescue stretcher. The casualty was then carried down to Edale where she was handed over to the DoE leaders …

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Top of Grindsbrook, Edale

On what was turning out to be the hottest day of the year so far, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, and Edale Mountain Rescue Team, were requested by Derbyshire Constabulary to assist a female walker who had injured her leg on the edge path above Grindsbrook.

Both teams deployed up the hill to the casualty’s location. On reaching the casualty, team members assessed and stabilised the injury, and made arrangements for the evacuation via stretcher back over Grindslow Knoll and down to Edale.

Due to the location, and the circumstances, a request was made to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for a …

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