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Lords Seat, Rushop Edge

While attending incident 16, the team received a request from Derbyshire Constabulary for our drone team to assist Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service who had been fighting a moorland fire on Rushup Edge.

As the drones our now routinely carried on our response vehicles, the drone was available to deploy immediately from the earlier incident to the fire area.

Thankfully just as the drone team arrived, the fire had been successfully extinguished by firefighters. The fire commander requested the drone fly over the area to confirm no parts of …

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Hollins Cross, north west of Castleton

Mam Tor, with its broken road, is a well-known walking location at the head of the beautiful Hope valley. The path traversing the bottom of Mam Tor gives a good link up to Hollins Cross, providing a short and popular walk around the hill. The path crosses a few brooks where the ground can be boggy, uneven and unstable.

While out walking the casualty had attempted to jump across one of the boggy streams and had landed awkwardly sustaining a serious lower leg injury. A 999 call was made to Derbyshire Constabulary requesting …

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Windgather Rocks, north west of Buxton.

Facing into the afternoon sun Windgather Rocks is a superb location to relax and enjoy the Peak District and is a magnet to rock-climbers and walkers. A climbing pair had just finished a route and were walking off the top of the crag when one slipped sustaining a painful lower leg injury.

They quickly identified that mountain rescue help would be needed to evacuate the climber, and they made a 999 call was made to Derbyshire Constabulary who called for assistance from Buxton MRT.

The initial medical assessment was …

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Crowden Clough, west of Edale

The Team was called to assist two walkers who had set out from Edale car park to climb up Grindsbrook Clough, with the intention of traversing the southern edge path and returning via Jacob’s Ladder. The route took them longer than first thought and darkness fell before they could complete the journey. Uncertain of their location, and without torches they wisely decided to dial 999 and ask for the assistance of mountain rescue.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called out by the Duty Controller and team vehicles were soon on their way to rendezvous …

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