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Roaches, north east of Meerbrook

The team was called out by West Midlands Ambulance Service to assist with a casualty who had been out walking with friends. Whilst looking for what was thought to be an injured bird, the casualty had slipped on the steep, grassy slope landing heavily injuring her lower leg. The paramedics on scene provided pain relief and splinted the casualty’s leg.

The team carefully placed the casualty onto the mountain rescue stretcher and evacuated the casualty down the track to the waiting ambulance at the Roaches Gate for onward transportation to Macclesfield Hospital. …

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Grindsbrook Clough, Edale

The team was called out along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team to Grindsbrook yesterday afternoon to assist a small group who were out enjoying the sunshine on a leisurely walk in the area.

One member of the group required assistance so a small hill party was tasked to walk up to meet the group on their descent and to provide support.

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Grindsbrook Clough, Edale

A walker took a tumble whilst descending Grindsbrook Clough sustaining an injury to the lower leg. Our colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service Ambulance Service were called to the incident and requested help from Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to organise the casualty evacuation.

Team members were quickly on scene at Edale car park to organise and carry to the site the medical and stretcher equipment necessary for the extraction. Thankfully the casualty site was only around a one kilometre walk up the valley, and the previous day’s record temperatures had cooled somewhat. The …

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Grindslow Knoll, Kinder Scout

A visitor to the Peak District National Park was rescued yesterday after taking a tumble while walking down from the Kinder plateau and sustaining a lower leg injury in the process.

Thankfully, in the 999 call to Derbyshire Constabulary, the casualty party were able to fix their location on the path down from Grindslow Knoll quite accurately, so the teams were able to deploy personnel and equipment quickly to the scene.

Initial medical treatment was provided by mountain rescue personnel who identified the need for a stretcher carry …

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Trentabank, Macclesfield Forest.

The team was contacted by North West Ambulance Service, to assist a walker with a shoulder injury. The walker was out enjoying a lovely sunny day and was heading back to their car when he slipped, landed awkwardly, and sustained a painful injury to the collar bone.

As team members arrived at Trentabank Car Park, they were met by Peak District National Park Ranger who directed them to the site, some way up in the forest.

Team members then made their way to the casualty location along the …

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