Call Outs

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Mam Tor Old Road, north west of Castleton

The team received an early Monday afternoon callout to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team with a ‘joint snatch’ incident near Mam Tor.

The casualty was on holiday, and had been enjoying a walk in the sunshine on the Great Ridge. Unfortunately they slipped on the muddy ground and suffered an ankle injury.

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance had been asked to attend, and had landed on the ridge, some way and above the casualty. Helicopter medics treated the casualty before team members placed them in a casualty bag (warm sleeping bag) …

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Combs Moss, north west of Buxton

As the previous callout was ending, the team was alerted to a second callout near Combs Moss.

In order to ensure the second casualty was attended to quickly, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, were asked to assist us. As the previous incident was concluding, team members made their way across Buxton to help Kinder Mountain Rescue Team.

The casualty had injured themselves while climbing over a wall. Both teams made their way to the casualty’s location, which was in the middle of the moor.

The casualty was assessed by …

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Millers Dale, east of Buxton

For the second time in two days, the Rescue Team was called to two back to back incidents.

The first callout took the team to the banks of the River Wye at Chee Dale. The casualty had been enjoying a walk with friends when she slipped and injured her ankle.

Team members were soon on scene, and casualty carers assessed the injury and splinted her leg. The casualty was then wrapped in a ‘casualty bag’, to keep them warm, and placed on a mountain rescue stretcher for a slippery and challenging carry, …

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Ashford-In-The-Water, west of Bakewell

As team members were leaving the previous incident at Cats Tor for the journey back to base a second call out was initiated in a different part of our operational area.

This time the incident was south of Buxton in the scenic area of Kirk Dale, to the west of Ashford in the Water. The casualty had been descending a path to the road, having enjoyed a walk with a group, when a slip resulted in another lower leg injury.

Paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service were soon in attendance and …

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Cats Tor, Goyt Valley

The first of two “back to back” call outs on Friday afternoon took the team to the slopes below the ever-popular Cats Tor in the Goyt Valley where a paraglider had made a harder landing than usual, sustaining a lower leg injury in the process.

Team members were quickly on scene, and our casualty carers were able to assess the injury and prepare the pilot for a lengthy stretcher evacuation to the road head.

North West Ambulance Service crew were waiting here to transfer the casualty …

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