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Woolpacks, Kinder Scout

As the dry weather continued, the team received a request from Derbyshire Constabulary for our drone team to assist Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service who had been made aware of a fire ‘somewhere’ on Kinder Scout.

As the team arrived at the rendezvous point, we were asked to climb to the plateau and assist the fire crews in identifying the specific area on fire. The team deployed onto the hill and made their way towards the Woolpacks area, where the fire was thought to be.

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Three Shires Head

The Team were called out to look for a missing person who was last known to be walking in the area close to Three Shires Head.

With limited information, a quick search of the area and other locations close by resulted in the reported missing person being found safe and well.

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Monsal Head

Our colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service called the team out to assist with an incident on the Monsal Trail involving a mountain biker with suspected shoulder and head injuries near the viaduct at Monsal Head.

Team members arrived at Monsal Head and walked down to the scene of the incident, and to meet with a team response vehicle which had accessed the trail, from further along at Millers Dale.

In the meantime the paramedics from EMAS had assessed the casualty’s injuries and decided it would be possible to walk …

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Lords Seat, Rushup 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.

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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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Fernilee Reservoir, Goyt Valley

The Rescue Team were called out again to the Goyt valley to help a local dog walker who had tripped sustaining a bang on the head and an upper arm injury. Thankfully one of the walkers was a nurse and was able to assess the situation and identify the need for help from the emergency services and made a 999 call.

As the location was some distance from the road, the nurse also knew that mountain rescue assistance would be needed so this was requested at the same time. East Midlands Ambulance Service were …

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Goyt Valley, west of Buxton

A mountain biker on a downhill section of a track in the Goyt Valley caught a pedal on the ground and was flipped off his bike, sustaining a very painful lower leg injury. Fortunately, some nearby walkers witnessed the incident and were able to make a 999 call to ask for assistance from the emergency services. A helicopter from Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was soon on scene, and the aircrew began the initial medical treatment.

East Midlands Ambulance Service and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were also called to assist with the …

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Crowden Clough, Kinder Scout, Edale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out by Derbyshire Constabulary after a 999 call was received from two walkers lost on Kinder, who were unable to find their way off the plateau.

Their location was identified using phone technology which ‘pings’ their phone and collects the grid reference of their position allowing team members to search a smaller area. Team members formed two sections which were dispatched from Upper Booth to make their way up Crowden Clough searching for the two walkers. As the section following the stream was making its way uphill, …

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