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Goyt Valley

The team was contacted about a dog walker who had become unsure of their location as daylight turned into darkness.

The walker was located using their mobile phone signal and was quickly found and brought back to a safe location.

Even at this time of year, it can get dark quickly in the evenings.


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Grindsbrook Clough, Edale

At 11.27 am both Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were contacted by Derbyshire Constabulary after a call for help from two walkers in the Grindsbrook area. Team members were alerted and response vehicles headed to RV at the Edale railway station.

Team members were then dispatched to head up Grindsbrook Clough to meet the informant, who guided team members to the casualty, who was sitting by the stream under Halfway rocks.

The lady was from the USA and was enjoying a walk in the spring-like weather above Edale before heading home later in the week. Unfortunately whilst crossing …

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Rushup Edge

The team was called to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team with a paraglider who had landed awkwardly between Mam Nick and Lords Seat,  on Rushup Edge. The paraglider had impacted the ground shortly after take off, sustaining a dislocated shoulder. An Edale MR doctor gave the pilot strong pain relief and managed to relocate the dislocated shoulder. This made for a much more comfortable carry off on the stretcher.

The casualty was then transferred to the North West Air Ambulance for onward transport to the Northern General hospital in Sheffield for ongoing care.

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Harpur Hill, Nr Buxton

The team was called out to a 20 year old female who was bouldering with friends when she fell approximately 10 metres. She was complaining of shoulder pain, and the EMAS paramedics were on scene providing care and treatment as the rescue team arrived.

Following treatement and imobilisation of the injury, on site, the casualty was placed onto a scoop stretcher, and then onto a mountain rescue stretcher. The casualty was then carried up a steep bank, by team members using a safety back-up rope to the waiting Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance who had managed to “park” nearby in …

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Winnats Pass, Castleton

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service, with the transportation of a male casualty who had suffered a medical collapse.

The casualty was treated on site before being placed in a casualty bag and vacuum mattress, before being placed on a mountain rescue stretcher. The stretcher was then sledged down the grassy slope, using a back rope to control the descent and then carried the final few hundred yards to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance for onward transport to hospital.

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