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Hoffman Quarry, Buxton

While leading a route on the Lower Tier of Hoffman Quarry a climber fell sustaining a serious lower leg injury. The fall was witnessed by some climbers who were close by and dialled 999 and asked for Police and then Mountain Rescue.

The location of the quarry on the outskirts of Buxton meant locally based team members were soon on scene, with response vehicles arriving shortly after. The preliminary medical assessment identified the severity of the injury, and a request was made by the Incident Controller for helicopter evacuation of the casualty. The …

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Mam Tor, Castleton

The Team was called out mid morning to a report of a mountain biker who had taken a fall on Mam Tor.

Twelve team members responded very quickly and whilst they were en-route to the reported incident, further information was received which meant that our help was not required.

The team was stood down after just 5 minutes.

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Cave Dale, Castleton

The team were called along with Edale mountain Rescue Team to an injured person in Cave Dale, Castleton.

Whilst en-route to the rv point, we were informed that the casualty had been able to make their own way down to Castleton with the assistance of their family and the team was stood down.

Team members that had arrived at site helped to ensure the casualty was ok. until the ambulance arrived.

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Berry Clough, Goyt Valley.

While walking up Berry Clough one member of a DofE group stepped into a deep hole sustaining a painful lower leg injury. Initial assistance was given by some passing walkers while contact was made with the group’s supervisor, who was soon on scene.

As the casualty was unable to walk the decision was taken to call for external help and the call was made to the Police and then Mountain Rescue. The supervisor was able to give a detailed OS grid reference, so members of the team were soon on scene to provide assistance. …

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Over Haddon, south west of Bakewell

The team were called out by the Police to help search for a coule who had become lost whilst out walking. An initial search by the Police had failed to locate the couple, and we were unable to lock onto their phone signal to obtain an accurate position.

As Team Members were en-route to the rv point, the Police were able to locate the couple and the team was stood down.

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Mam tor, Castleton

A mountain biker was out enjoying the warm afternoon yesterday on Mam Tor. Unfortunately the rider took a tumble in a steep downhill section and injured a leg and was unable to continue.

The Your Local Air Ambulance WNDLR was initially tasked to the incident but, due to the location, Edale Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were called to assist with transferring the casualty to the waiting aircraft. After initial treatment had been given by the aircrew, the casualty was placed on a mountain rescue stretcher for the short carry across a field …

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Kinder Scout, Grindslow Knoll, Edale

Three walkers had parked their car at Edale and made their way up to the Kinder Plateau hoping to enjoy a circular route, taking in some of the landmarks, before returning to their car. However, the thick low cloud made navigation difficult, and as night fell, and uncertain of their position, they took the sensible decision to dial 999 and ask for Police and then Mountain Rescue.

Our response vehicles met in the main car park at Edale, and as team members began to arrive a search plan was put together to cover the …

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Ladybower, Bamford

The team was requested by South Yorkshire Police, to help with a search for a missing person in the Ladybower area of the Peak District. The team, along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team, Glossop Mountain Rescue Team, Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team, Derby Mountain Rescue Team and 3 search dogs from Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England worked together along with members of the Fire Rescue Service, and our specially trained water and drone teams, to locate the casualty as quickly as possible.

Sadly, a gentleman was located who had …

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Stoney West, south of Eyam

The team was called to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team with the extraction of a fallen climber at Stoney West. The climber had fallen about 10 metres. Although this crag is close to the road it is high up and requires a tricky evacuation down to the road.

The climber had been attended too by an ambulance service paramedic prior to the arrival of the rescue teams.

The teams completed a difficult carry out, which included the closure of the A623 for a short time. Apologies …

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Jacobs Ladder, Kinder Scout Plateau

Kinder Mountain Rescue Team requested the help of our drone team to assist with a search of Kinder Scout for a person reported to be in need of assistance.

The Drone was deployed and was able to take off, flew along the path to the cairn and back along the packhorse path. Nothing was seen and with the light fading the drone was brought in to land.

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