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Stanage Edge

Two team members, who were fundraising for the Team in the centre of Castleton, were asked to attend a call-out along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team, at the request of East Midlands Ambulance Service.

A climber, who had been climbing in the Broken Buttress area of Stanage had fallen and subsequently been hit by a falling rock. As a result of this, he had sustained a leg injury.

The casualty was made safe as he was in a precarious position on the crag, and then lowered down and carried to the roadside on a mountain rescue stretcher to the waiting ambulance.

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Bamford Edge

The team was called, along with with Edale Mountain Rescue Team, as part of the mid week “snatch” call out to Bamford Edge to assist a fallen climber. The climber, who was free climbing (no rope, no climbing aids) at the time, and fell about 8 metres. Team members assisted paramedics from the  East Midlands Ambulance Service to carefully place the male casualty onto a stretcher for a short carry to the waiting Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance. The casualty was then flown to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield for further treatment.

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Luds Church, Gradbach

The team was called to Luds Church, Gradbach to assist in a multi-agency response to help a lady walker who had fallen in Luds Church, a natural geological chasm some 100 metres long and 18 metres deep. Luds Church is a popular and interesting natural feature on many walks in the Staffordshire Peak District.

The team worked alongside Staffordshire Fire and RescueMidlands Air Ambulance, Staffordshire Police, West Midlands Ambulance Service, First Responders,West Midlands Hazard Area Response and the local landowners, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, to effect the rescue.

The lady from the Stoke on Trent area, was carried …

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Lathkill Dale, Nr Monyash

The fourth call out of the weekend saw team members helping  East Midlands Ambulance Service to carry a female casualty who had slipped and sustained an ankle injury and was unable to continue. She had slipped in an area of Lathkill Dale that is difficult to carry out from, as the path is very narrow and the area is strewn with slippy limestone boulders.

The lady was treated on site before being placed in a vacuum mattress and casualty bag on a mountain rescue stretcher, and was carried along the boulder-strewn dale to the road head. She was transferred to …

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Grindsbrook, Kinder Scout, Edale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out to a joint rescue with Edale Mountain Rescue Team on Kinder Scout, just before 2.00pm on Sunday 7th April.

The casualty was a lady from Sheffield who was a regular walker in the area. She phoned for help as she was experiencing pain in her ankle which had intensified during her walk.  She was aware that her progress was extremely slow and she was getting cold.

Her exact position was uncertain, but it was thought she was somewhere on the edge path near the top of Grindsbrook Clough. Team members soon located the casualty just …

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Grindsbrook, Kinder Scout, Edale

The Rescue Team were called out for the second time in 3 hours just after 4pm, on a joint rescue with Derby Mountain Rescue Team and Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

The casualty was a male with a leg injury at the top of Grindslow Knoll. Team members reached the casualty, assessed and treated the injuries and then carried him down to Edale village on a mountain rescue stretcher,  for onward transport to hospital.

It had been a busy day for the volunteers with 2 call outs and assisting with the 4 inns walk, which we are pleased to say, passed off …

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Wildboarclough, off the A54 Congleton to Buxton Road

The first of two call outs for  Buxton Mountain Rescue Team volunteers started with the first call out just before  13.00hrs. on Saturday 6th April.

The team was requested by the North West Ambulance Service to assist them with the evacuation of a mountain biker who had fallen off his bike. As a result of the fall and the mountain bikers condition, a quick evacuation by air was deemed necessary. The North West Air Ambulance was requested and was able to land close to the incident site, on the only flat bit of land for some considerable distance. This …

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Mam Tor, Castleton

Just after 2pm on Monday 25th March, Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were called out to a report of an incident on Mam Tor.

The incident involved an injured paraglider pilot. The Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance

also attended the incident and was able to quickly transfer the casualty to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

This rescue is another good example of how the voluntary mountain rescue teams work closely together with other emergency services to effect quick treatment and evacuation of the casualty to hospital.

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Grindslow Knoll, Edale

Just before 3pm on the 23rd March , Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called out to a report of an incident on Grindslow Knoll. Members from both mountain rescue teams, and response vehicles, made their way to RV at the Edale railway station.

Team members then set off up Grindslow Knoll, loaded with equipment, to locate the casualty. On locating the casualty, team members were told that the casualty had been walking on Kinder Scout and slipped, injuring their ankle. The casualty had tried to get themselves off the hill, and managed to get as far …

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Goyt Valley

The team was contacted about a dog walker who had become unsure of their location as daylight turned into darkness.

The walker was located using their mobile phone signal and was quickly found and brought back to a safe location.

Even at this time of year, it can get dark quickly in the evenings.


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