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Chee Dale, Monsal Trail

The team was called out to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with the evacuation of a 78 year old female who had been walking in the Chee Dale area, a few miles east of Buxton.

A beautiful spot for a walk at any time of the year, but especially when covered in the first snows of the year.

The lady slipped whilst walking along the riverside path, resulting in a lower leg injury.

The lady was initially treated by a Tideswell Community First Responder who was sent to assess the situation. Thanks for your rapid response.

The lady  was treated on the scene before being …

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Forest Chapel, Macclesfield Forest

The team was called out to a 62 year old female who was out walking with friends in Macclesfield Forest when she slipped whilst descending a path, sustaining an ankle injury.

The team was assisted by members of the NWAS HART team, who helped carry the casualty on a mountain rescue stretcher, for a short distance up the track to a waiting NWAS ambulance at the roadside.

The NWAS HART team (Hazardous Area Response Team) are specially trained and equipped personnel tasked to take on work in tougher than normal situations.

Photo credit: Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Member

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Hollins Cross, The Great Ridge

The team was called along with Edale Team to help a walker who had suffered an injured leg whilst walking along the ever popular, Great Ridge above Castleton / Edale.

The teams administered first aid before the casualty was placed onto a mountain rescue stretcher, carried down to the road side and transferred to an East Midlands Ambulance, which was waiting on the Edale side of Mam Nick.

An unfortunate end to the New Year walk.

Photo Credit: Buxton Mountain Rescue Team member.

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Chapel House Farm, Macclesfield Forest

The team was called out by a family group who were enjoying a walk around Macclesfield Forest. A young person in the group tripped and fell, and unfortunately was knocked unconscious.

All vehicles were dispatched to Forest Chapel and team members first to arrive headed directly to the casualty site, which was 300 metres from Charity Lane.  At the same time, the North West Air Ambulance arrived on scene and Peak District National Park Volunteer Rangers also arrived on foot.

The casualty had now regained consciousness and was assessed by an air ambulance paramedic, before being placed on a stretcher and evacuated to the helicopter….

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Back Tor, Castleton

A couple were out walking this afternoon, near to Back Tor on the Great Ridge when the male slipped and sustained a upper leg injury.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called as part of the midweek Joint Snatch arrangements. Members from both teams quickly responded making their way to the Hollowford Centre, and were then transferred by mountain rescue vehicles before a quick walk up to the casualty site.

The casualty was assessed by team medics and provided with pain relief and splinted before being transferred on mountain rescue stretcher to the waiting East Midlands Ambulance …

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Mam Farm, Castleton

Christmas morning was interrupted for both Edale Mountain Rescue and Buxton teams when a call for help was received.

A lady from Warrington was enjoying a Christmas morning walk when she slipped and sustained a lower leg injury. After initial treatment, the lady was carried on a team stretcher to an awaiting East Midlands Ambulance Service and onward to hospital.

Team members headed home just in time for their Christmas lunch.  Fortunately for the team members, they were not called out again on the 25th.

We must thanks members of the public for the support we received at the site and afterwards on …

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Tegg’s Nose

The team was called to assist the North West Ambulance Service with a female walker.
The unfortunate lady had suffered a suspected fractured ankle and after an initial assessment from ambulance personnel, she was carried to the ambulance and then transferred to hospital.
Pictured here some of the 17 team members who turned out are briefed by the deputy team leader.
Photo Credit: Buxton MRT team member.

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Kinder Search Plan

Early on Sunday morning, we were called into action as part of the Kinder Search Plan, a collaborative operation featuring Mountain Rescue Teams from Glossop, Edale, Kinder and of course Buxton.  Four search dogs and handlers were also called out.

Two walkers had been expected back from a walk along the Southern Edges before dark but at 01:30 they were reported missing.  The weather had been atrocious during the day with the clear skies overnight leading to freezing temperatures so there were concerns for their welfare.

A Police National Police Air Service helicopter was called to join the search, but conditions prevented a prolonged …

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Cistern’s Clough, A53

Near Brandside, Axe Edge two people became stranded on sheet ice after leaving the A53. Team members wearing microspikes walked the couple to Mobiles one and four before they were transferred to the team’s Staden Lane Base at Buxton Fire Station. The couple and their dogs were then taken in Mobile 2 to stay with relatives in the area.

As a result of being unable to travel further safely due to the ice, the lady was left without her prescribed medication. The team called into Clowes Chemist on Cavendish Parade in Buxton, who helped and issued an emergency prescription.

Many thanks to …

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Jacob’s Ladder, Kinder

We were called to assist a female walker who had sustained a suspected fractured arm whilst walking in the Jacob’s Ladder area.

As team members responded, the casualty managed to self rescue with the assistance of her family. A team member met with the casualty to confirm that she was ok to proceed to hospital with family.

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