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Rainow

A group of friends were enjoying a Friday afternoon walk around Rainow, while dodging the showers. Unfortunately, one of them slipped on the rocky, muddy and uneven ground and injured her lower leg. A 999 call was made to our colleagues at North West Ambulance Service who located the casualty and started treatment.

Due to the rough terrain, the team was called to provide assistance with the evacuation. Team members arrived at the casualty site and were soon carefully placing the casualty onto a mountain rescue stretcher. The lady was carried the …

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Fernilee, Goyt Valley

The team was called out late afternoon to search for a female walker in her 70s who had become separated from her partner in heavy rain and low cloud whilst on a walk around the Fernilee/Windgather area.

On arrival at the car and after waiting a while, the partner became concerned and rang the Police.

Team members had responded to the call out and were travelling to the Goyt valley when we learnt that the missing lady was able to get a message to her partner saying she was safe …

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Macclesfield Canal, Bosley

As a mountain rescue team, we are more used to working in the hills and moorlands of the Peak District, so today’s callout to the Macclesfield Canal was an opportunity to do something slightly different.

Whilst out enjoying a walk along the towpath the casualty had placed a foot awkwardly on uneven ground resulting in a very painful lower leg injury. Our colleagues from North West Ambulance Service had arrived at the scene to give the casualty initial medical treatment and called Buxton MRT to assist with the extraction. Much of our work …

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Kinder Scout

There was a call late Saturday evening for the mountain rescue teams to search for a missing walker on Kinder Scout. The “Kinder Plan” was initiated in an effort to get as many mountain rescue volunteers from various teams onto Kinder Scout as quickly as possible, due to the inclement weather conditions on the plateau.

As team members were travelling to the RV point at Edale, a message came through that the missing person had indeed been located. As such, team members were messaged whilst en-route, and were able to return home. …

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