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As team members were sleeping soundly in their beds, the team received a request from Derbyshire Constabulary to assist with two missing walkers. They were walking back from Litton late in the evening, and were caught out by how dark it had become.

Unsure of their location, they did the sensible thing of staying where they were and ringing for help. Using phone technology, their exact location was soon confirmed and a few team members in a couple of vehicles were sent to meet them. They were in good spirits, and were taken …

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Grindsbrook Clough, Edale

Team members were returning home from the previous callout, when another request came through for a further joint callout with Edale Mountain Rescue Team, the third call out of the day was about to begin.

With a feeling of déjà vu, the team turned back. The instruction was for vehicles and team members to return to Edale Station car park to an incident somewhere near halfway rocks in Grindsbrook Clough, on the way up to the Kinder plateau. Team members from both Buxton Mountain Rescue and Edale Mountain Rescue met up to receive details …

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Blue John Cavern, Castleton

Just as team members had returned home and back to their chores, we received another request from Edale Mountain Rescue Team to assist with an incident on the hillside between Treak Cliff and Blue John Caverns.

A couple had been enjoying an afternoon walk in the sunshine when one of them fell on a steep grassy slope, injuring their lower leg. An East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic assessed the casualty and provided pain relief before splinting the leg. The casualty was then transferred to a mountain rescue stretcher for a short carry out …

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Bradwell, Hope Valley.

The team were called for a joint snatch call out with Edale Mountain Rescue Team to assist with an injured paraglider in Bradwell.

EMAS and Helimed were on scene and it was decided they could deal with the incident between themselves and as such, team members were quickly stood down on route to the rv point.

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Back Tor, Edale.

Continuing a busy run of callouts, the team received a call this afternoon from Edale Mountain Rescue Team to assist with an incident somewhere in the vicinity of Back Tor. Very little information was available as the team and vehicles were mobilised. Whilst team members were in transit to the rendezvous site, further enquiries were being made on scene.

Members of the public had spotted, on the hillside, what appeared to be a collapsed canopy – a fair assumption given the number of paragliders in the area. Mountain rescue team members, and the …

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