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Date: Mon 13 Sep 2021

Team members involved: 10

Rothervalley

Incident 112 - Monday September 13th 2021 19:16hrs. The team received a direct request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend to an incident on one of the mountain bike trails in Rothervalley Country park. A young cyclist had collided with a tree; injuring their neck and back. Fortunately their friend’s had the good sense to call for help and then waited down at the car park to guide the emergency services back up to the casualty site. Working alongside a YAS paramedic; the team treated and packaged the cyclist before bringing them back down to the waiting ambulance.


Date: Sat 11 Sep 2021

Team members involved: 13

Old Ski Village

Incident 111 - Saturday September 11th 2021 18:51hrs. After a relatively quiet and successful day at our annual Nine Edges Challenge, and just as we were packing away all the equipment, a request from Yorkshire Ambulance service to the old ski village site at Parkwood Springs, Sheffield. A young man walking on one of the slopes suffered a medical collapse and injured himself in the fall. An ambulance crew has accessed the casualty from the bottom but required help to evacuate him. The team were quickly with the crew where we packaged him on to a mountain rescue stretcher and carried him back to the awaiting ambulance. He was transported to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further treatment.


Date: Wed 08 Sep 2021

Team members involved: 1

Tintwistle

Wednesday 8th September 1630hrs, Tintwistle SD Bolt called to assist in a multi-team search led by Glossop MRT for a missing person.


Date: Wed 08 Sep 2021

Team members involved: 17

Bamford Edge

Incident 110 - Wednesday 8th September 2021 16:18hrs. A call from Derbyshire Constabulary for two crag fast people on Bamford Edge. Local team members were first on scene and made their way up to the area of Great Tor to find the people. As more team members arrived and started ferrying up the kit for a crag rescue, it was established that the two people were walkers from Leeds, stuck on steep ground. Team members established that there were no injuries and then helped the two walkers to safety without the need for any equipment. They were walked back down the track and given a lift to Bamford train station.


Date: Tue 07 Sep 2021

Team members involved: 21

Coombsdale

Incident 109 - Tuesday 7th September 2021, 17:19hrs The team was initially contacted by Derbyshire Police with regards to a person who had not returned home after a walk in the Stoney Middleton and Eyam area. Contact was eventually made with his mobile phone which was answered by a passer by. It transpired that whilst on their walk the the missing person had slipped and sustained a back injury in Coombsdale. Fortunately we were able to drive our vehicles directly to the scene and begin treating the walker for their injuries. Even though vehicles were on scene it was decided to evacuate the injured person by stretcher back down the dale to the road as this was more comfortable and practical than trying to put them in a vehicle.


Date: Mon 06 Sep 2021

Team members involved: 1

Clowne

Incident 107 - Monday 6th September 2021, 14:23hrs The team was called to assist Derby MRT with an incident in Clowne which is on the boundry of both teams. As a callout was being initiated we were stood down as the ambulance service and evacuated the casualty without the need of our assistance.


Date: Sat 04 Sep 2021

Team members involved: 11

Cow Low

Incident 107 - Saturday 4th September 2021, 18:23hrs The team were called by Derbyshire constabulary to assist a walker who had taken a tumble above Castleton. Whilst hopping down from a rock step, the casualty heard their ankle crack and was unable to weight bear. The team were able to drive very close to the casualty site where the injured limb was assessed and splinted, and the casualty given strong analgesia. The casualty and walking companion were then driven back to Rowter farm where an EMAS ambulance was able to convey them to hospital for further assessment.


Date: Tue 31 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 9

Monsal Head

Incident 106 - Tuesday 31st August 2021 15:46hrs. A request from Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to assist them with a walker who had experienced a medical collapse while walking with their family in Monsal Dale. After further enquiries with the informant, they seemed happy to walk back to their car. A small party of local Edale and Buxton team members kept running to the RV in case of any changes. A Buxton team vehicle then made its way onto the Monsal trail and gave the casualty and friends a lift back to their car.


Date: Mon 30 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 12

Millstone edge

Incident 105 - Monday 30th August 2021, 12:43hrs Just as we were repacking the vehicles at the roadside from incident 104, we were contacted by Derbyshire Constabulary to assist a fallen climber at Millstone Edge. The climber had taken a 10m lead fall, landing on their feet very heavily sustaining ankle injuries to both legs. Team members were rapidly on scene, including a team doctor. The patient was given pain relief and their painful injuries splinted before loading on a mountain rescue stretcher for the carry back to the road and the waiting EMAS ambulance.


Date: Mon 30 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 9

Mam Farm

Incident 104 - Monday 30th August 2021, 11:26hrs The team were contacted by Derbyshire Constabulary to assist a walker who had taken a tumble and sustained a painful ankle injury on the slopes leading up to Hollins cross near Castleton. They were unable to weight bare so called for assistance. Team members out fundraising were rapidly on scene, and we were also assisted by a few Buxton MRT members who were nearby. The patient was carried off the hill to the waiting EMAS ambulance.


Date: Sun 29 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 1

Ecclesall Road South

Incident 103 - Monday 30th August 2021, 00:15hrs An early morning call came through from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to ask for the teams help on gaining access to a casualty. It was reported they had taken a fall of approximately 20ft down a steep bank near to Ecclesall Road in Sheffield. At this stage YAS weren't sure if the ambulance crew were able to get to the casualty hence the call to the team, however on inspection the crew were able to get a vehicle to them and the call out was stood down.


Date: Sun 29 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 11

Burbage North

Incident 102 - Sunday 29th August 2021, 16:54hrs Having just returned to our fundraising posts after the previous callout, another callout came through, this time from the Peak District Mountain Rescue Controller, to inform us of a climber that has suffered a nasty knee injury at Burbage north. The team were able to respond to the casualty quickly. Fortunately a team medic was nearby and was able to assist with the pain relief for the casualty. They were then placed onto our stretcher and taken to the roadside where the rest of their party were able to drive the casualty to hospital to be checked out.


Date: Sun 29 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 13

Ecclesall Woods

Incident 101 - Sunday 30th August 2021, 13:47hrs Whilst the team were out fundraising a call came through from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to inform us that a walker, whilst out with their family took a tumble in Ecclesall Woods. A team medic living nearby was quickly to the scene and pain relief was given to the casualty. Once the rest of the team arrived they were then placed onto a stretcher and transported to a waiting ambulance.


Date: Sat 28 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 12

Baslow Edge

Incident 100 - Saturday 28th August 2021 19:15hrs. After a relatively quiet week for a August, our one hundredth job of the year came in to attend a casualty on Baslow Edge. A lady out walking had tripped and banged her head, causing a laceration. As team members arrived and assessed her injuries, she appeared to also have hurt her upper leg. She was treated by one of our team doctors and then packaged by team members for the short trip back to Curbar Gap car park, where she was reassessed before being handed over to the East Midlands Ambulance Service crew for onward transportation to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further treatment. Thank you to the trainee Buxton Mountain Rescue Team member who called the incident in.


Date: Sat 28 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 1

Twyford

SD Bolt called to assist Derby MRT with a search for a missing vulnerable person near Twyford.


Date: Sun 22 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 3

Edale

Call received from PDMRO Controller to say two walkers had found themselves in difficulty after leaving the main path above Grindsbrook. After receiving some advice the two walkers felt they were able to start walking their way down the hill to the main path. 2 team members who have been practising rope work at Base walked up to meet them and ensure they had a safe journey back to Edale


Date: Sun 22 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 7

Castleton

A group of walkers approached Buxton MRT while they were fundraising to say a member of their party had injured themselves just outside Castleton on the walk in to the village Mountain rescue personnel were quickly on scene and the casualty was evacuated rapidly with the whole job taking over an hour


Date: Sat 14 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 12

Grindslow Knoll

Incident 97 - Saturday 14th August 2021 15:03hrs. A request from our colleagues at Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to help with an injured walker on Grindslow Knoll near Edale. A joint snatch to a walker with an injured ankle. They had tried walking but were unable to weight bear. Helimed 53 from the Warwickshire and Northampton Air Ambulance was also scrambled to assist. A East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic gave initial treatment and as team members were making there way up, the air ambulance crew managed to carry the injured walker to their helicopter and evacuated without further assistance. The teams stood down on the hill once the air ambulance was airborne and on its way to hospital. Thank you to the passing walkers that assisted the helimed crew with the casualty.


Date: Wed 11 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 10

Mam Nic

Incident 96 - Wednesday 11th August 2021 19:41hrs. A request via East Midlands Ambulance Service to a walker in the Winnatts Pass area. First indications were that the gentleman was near the summit of Winnatts Pass. After the informant was called back, it was apparent that they were in the field below Mam Tor. Due to holidays and midweek low numbers, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were requested to assist. A local Edale member was first on scene and started to provide casualty care. The gentleman was treated for a lower leg injury and provided with pain relief before being placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and carried to the awaiting ambulance and crew. Thank you to the gentleman that found the casualty and stayed with him until we arrived on scene.


Date: Sat 07 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 14

Slippery Stones

Incident 95 - Saturday 7th August 2021 15.50pm A call came through from the Peak District Mountain Rescue Controller, they had received a call from East Midlands Ambulance Service to say a mountain biker had taken a tumble whilst out riding with their family around Ladybower Reservoir. At this stage the exact location of the casualty wasn't known and due to the terrain of the area phone communications weren't great. Whilst team members made their way to the Fairholmes Visitor Centre more information came through to say that the casualty was making their way towards the roadside. Team members along with the ambulance crew were then able to make their way towards the casualty once an exact location was confirmed. The casualty was showing signs of a very painful shoulder injury having gone over the handle bars and landing on their shoulder. After some pain relief was given, the team were able to hand over the casualty to the waiting ambulance and onwards to hospital.


Date: Thu 05 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 7

Fox Hagg

Incident 94 - Thursday 5th August 2021 13:14hrs. A call from South Yorkshire Police to the Fox Hagg area above Rivelin Reservoirs. Jess the Labrador and become unwell and was unable to continue her walk. Due to her location and weight, Jess's walker was unable to carry her back to the road. We were more than happy to assist and a posse of team members were soon on their way to meet up with Jess. After some soothing words from the teams wannabe Dr Dolittle, Jess was wrapped in a casualty bag and strapped onto a stretcher before being carried out back to the road. Thanks to the Three Merry Lads Public House for allowing us to use their carpark.


Date: Wed 04 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 7

Losehill

Incident 93 - Wednesday 4th August 2021 14:57hrs. A request from Derbyshire Constabulary to go to the aid of a walker on Loosehill. A walker out for a days walking with an organised walking group had been head butted by a cow and had sustained several injuries. The team alongside Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were mobilised as is midweek protocol to R.V. at Loose Hill farm. Local Edale team members were first on scene and started treatment for a suspected broken clavicle and ribs. After given pain relief she was immobilised in a vacuum mattress the lady was stretchered down to the awaiting East Midlands Ambulance Service for transportation to hospital for further treatment.


Date: Sun 01 Aug 2021

Team members involved: 16

Win Hill

Incident 92 - Sunday1st August 2021 17.28pm A walker, whilst out bilberry picking with their family on Win Hill, took a fall whilst negotiating a stile. The casualties head took the impact of the fall and was knocked out for a few seconds. Some of the team members were at base sorting out equipment when the call came through so were able to respond quickly to the incident. The casualty was then checked out by one of the team's Paramedics and was placed onto the stretcher and sledged down the hill back to the roadside. The casualties family were then able to take the casualty onto the Sheffield Northern General Hospital to get checked out.


Date: Sat 31 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 12

Speedwell Cavern

Incident 91 - Saturday 31st July 2021 15.37pm A call came through to Edale Mountain Rescue base, from a walker that had taken a tumble just above Speedwell Cavern. Luckily a team member had just called into the base at the time of the call. The walker had sustained a painful ankle injury and was unable to get themselves down. A call was made to our neighbouring Buxton Team to help with the evacuation. After pain relief was given the casualty was placed on a stretcher. Due to the steepness of the hillside the stretcher was used to sledge the casualty down to the car park below where a family member was waiting to take the casualty to hospital. Many thanks to our neighbouring Buxton team for their help. Also please note our base isn't manned 24/7. To call out Mountain Rescue please call 999 and ask for Mountain Rescue.


Date: Mon 26 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 9

Wincobank

Incident 90 - Monday 26th July 2021 10:30hrs. A request from South Yorkshire Police to search for a missing vulnerable person. A gentleman had gone missing from his home on Sunday evening in the Wincobank area of Sheffield. There was concern for his safety and we were asked to search a specific area of woodland. Our colleagues from Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team and Search Dogs England were requested to assist. Search dogs Flo and Scout were tasked for two areas to search while two foot sections also searched the wooded areas. As further intelligence from CCTV from local houses kept filtered in, it was decided to search another potential area lower down from the previous woods. Thanks to social media, a pub landlord spotted the gentleman and approached him where he confirmed the gents identity. This was well out of the search area. The power of social media can be a very useful element of our lives, and this demonstrated just how it can help. A good outcome and thanks to the police for the drinks and sandwiches, just when we needed them.


Date: Sun 25 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 13

Bolehills, Sheffield

Incident 89 - Sunday 25th July 2021, 10:39hrs The team were called out to assist Yorkshire ambulance service with a walker in the Bolehills area of Sheffield. The walker had taken a tumble off a steep path and sustained a very painful lower leg fracture. Team members were with the vehicles down at our team base undertaking an equipment session so were rapidly on route. After assessment by team medics, the casualty was given strong analgesia and a splint was applied to the injured leg. After some awkward moves and some heroic assistance from the injured casualty’s good leg the casualty was laid on the stretcher and carried the short distance to the YAS ambulance for onward transfer to the Northern General Hospital.


Date: Sat 24 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 13

Big Moor

Incident 88 - Saturday 24th July 2021 17:15 hrs. A request via Derbyshire Constabulary to search for a missing male from the Unstone area. The duty team leader received a request from the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation duty controller, for team members to search the Big Moor area near to Baslow yesterday evening, after a vehicle was found parked on the A621 by police officers. As team members were on route to the RV, the team leader and one of the team search dog handlers decided that a piece of woodland close to the A621 warranted a quick search with his dog Bolt. A body was discovered shortly after which is believed to be the missing gentleman. Our deepest thoughts go out to the family and friends of the gentleman at this extremely sad time for all.


Date: Sat 24 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 10

Higgar Tor

Incident 87 - Saturday 24th July 2021 13:30Hrs Initial reports were passed to the duty team leader of a potentially serious incident in the Higgar Tor area. As a result we were dispatched alongside Helimed 54, two paramedic cars and an East Midlands ambulance. Team members in close proximity to the incident were quickly on scene and fortunately found the casualty to have regained consciousness and not as bad as first as first feared. All resources stood by to ensure the first injured party made it back to the ambulance and off to hospital for a check up. An undoubtedly frightening incident for close family members with a very good outcome.


Date: Fri 23 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 3

Harper Hill


Date: Fri 23 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 12

Horseshoe Quarry

Incident 85 - Friday 23rd July 2021 13:00Hrs A return trip to Horseshoe quarry, Stoney Middleton, this time to assist East Midlands Ambulance service with a climber suffering from a severely dislocated patella. With some fore-thought the climbers second managed to lower them straight into a camp chair at the bottom of the crag before the emergency services arrived. Strong analgesia was given to the casualty to aid relocation before they were packaged on a mountain rescue stretcher and evacuated to the waiting ambulance.


Date: Thu 22 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 1

Torside

Dog Call 04 , 22/07/2021 2230hrs Searchdog Flo called to assist Glossop MRT with an incident in the Torside reservoir area.


Date: Tue 20 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 13

Horse Stone Naze

Incident 84 - Tuesday 20thJuly 2021 10:09Hrs The team was contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance service to assist with a walker suffering from dehydration and the effects of heat near Horse Stone Naze. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was also in attendance due to the remote location of the walker. Once the crew had been dropped off to treat the walker the aircraft flew down to Fairholmes to pick up a section of team members and a stretcher. They then assisted in a short evacuation to the aircraft, which flew to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. The remaining members of the walking group were given water and cooled before being walked off down into the Derwent Valley and transported back to their vehicle. Thank you to the staff at Fairholmes visitor Centre, for marshaling the public for the helicopter landings and take offs.


Date: Sun 18 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 14

Longstone Edge

Incident 83 - Sunday 18th July 2021 17:35. The team had only just returned to base to sort the kit from incident 82 when the land line rang with request for assistance from a passer by who had witnesses an off-road motor bike crash on Longstone Edge. As the call had come direct to our base there were some issues with locating the casualty compounded by a confusing what3words location. Police were also contacted who dispatched two motorcycle officers and the location issue was finally sorted by the close proximity of a local team member . Once again the casualty was treated for a painful lower leg injury (it’s been the theme of the day), sledged down to the closest road for rendezvous with a East Midlands ambulance and onwards transport to hospital.


Date: Sun 18 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 18

Fox Hagg

Incident 82 - Sunday 18th July 2021 15:30hrs A member of a family group out for a Sunday walk took a nasty tumble in the steep woodland above the Rivelin reservoirs. It could have however been a lot worse if they hadn’t been stopped by a tree. Although an ambulance was initially called the crew quickly realised that MR assistance would be required due to the slightly precarious position the casualty ended up in. First local team members were quickly on scene followed by 3 vehicles from the three merry lads pub with additional equipment. The casualty was treated for a painful lower leg injury before a rope assisted stretcher evacuation back up to the track and on to the waiting ambulance.


Date: Sat 17 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 21

Stoney Middleton

Incident 81- Saturday 17th July 2021 A return visit to Stoney Middleton which is proving to be a popular venue this summer. A climber fell when whilst leading a route at Minus 10 wall and hit an outcrop quite heavily. .Their belayer arrested the fall and lowered the injured climber to the floor. Team members were on scene more quickly than usual due to being in the middle of a training scenario on Curbar Edge involving a fallen climber. After treatment by team casualty carers the climber was evacuated down to the road and handed over to East Midlands Ambulance Service.


Date: Fri 16 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 9

Cavedale

Incident 80 - Thursday 15th July 16:33hrs A joint call with Buxton MRT to a walker with a reported medical condition in Cavedale. As team members were responding the walker was able to walk with assistance down into Castleton. They were attended too by MRT members whilst awaiting the arrival of an ambulance.


Date: Sun 11 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 8

Gillfield Wood

Incident 79 - Sunday 11th July 2021 11:22hrs The team received a direct request for assistance from Yorkshire Air Ambulance HM98 for an incident in Gillfield Wood near Totley. The aircrew’s doctor who is also the team’s medical officer recognised the potential issues with access and evacuation and therefore contacted the duty team leader. A mountain biker had collided with a tree at some speed and sustained a serious chest injury. Local team members were on scene within 10 minutes of the initial call and rapidly evacuated the casualty to the waiting helicopter for the short flight to Northern General and further specialist care.


Date: Sat 10 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 8

Lose Hill

Incident 78 - Saturday 10th July 2021 12:45hrs A couple out for a walk around the Hope valley took a wrong turn on Lose Hill; resulting in one of them taking a tumble near to Lose Hill farm. A quick internet search luckily located our base land line number and, even more luckily, gained a human response when phoned (as a couple of team members had briefly dropped in to sort kit from the last few callouts). A full team response was initiated although fortunately the first vehicles on scene were able to drive most of the way to the casualty who was treated for a suspected dislocated (and relocated) patella. Casualty plus partner and dog were then driven down to the valley for onward transport to A & E. As ever a quick reminder that if Mountain Rescue is required please dial 999, ask for police and then request Mountain Rescue.


Date: Fri 09 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 9

Mam Tor (north)

Incident 77 - Friday 9th July 2021 12:30hrs Continuing our ever increasing busy period; the 4th callout in two days for the team. The duty team leader was contacted with regards to a crashed mountain biker on the lower slopes of the north face of Mam Tor. As this was a midweek call a joint callout was initiated with Buxton MRT and, working alongside colleagues from EMAS and Helimed 54, the mountain biker was treated for a serious lower leg injury before being sledged down to the Edale side of the valley for the flight to Northern General Hospital.


Date: Thu 08 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 19

Stoney West

Incident 76 - Thursday 8th July 2021 21:10hrs. The third incident of the day came through just as the management meeting was nearing the end, mentioned in incident 75. A climber had taken a ten metre fall at Stoney West and had suffered significant injuries. On of team members, who happened to be on the meeting zoom call, lives nearby and was first on scene along with the East Midlands Ambulance Service crew. The first team vehicle to arrive also had on board three other members who had been on the zoom meeting. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service had landed down on the playing fields in Stoney Middleton. They grabbed a lift up to the casualty site with a kind passing motorist. The stretcher and kit along with ropes were quickly conveyed direct to the site, where the casualty was assessed by a team paramedic. Pain relief was administered before splinting and packaging for the lower down the steep ground to the roadside. Apologies to members of the public as we had to temporary close the road. The ground is very steep and there is always a risk of loose boulders being dislodged, and damaging vehicles and even worse, anyone walking past. The climber was loaded on to the ambulance and transferred down to the awaiting air ambulance for onward transport to the major trauma unit at Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further treatment. As kit was wiped down and tidied away, it was apparent that we could actually finish the meeting off, as all were present on the job. Some team members returned to base to replenish the used kit and decontaminate. As with all our customers we wish the climber a speedy recovery.


Date: Thu 08 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 16

Horseshoe Quarry

Incident 75 - Thursday 8th July 18:10hrs. The second job of the day came in from the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation Controller to a fallen climber. The climber had taken a fall at Horseshoe Quarry, near to Stoney Middleton. A East Midlands Ambulance crew and paramedic were already on scene but needed help to extricate the climber back to the road head and their ambulance. Local team members were soon on scene with he rest of the team arriving shortly afterwards. A quick package and stretcher carry was all that was needed which allowed some of the team to rush back home for a Zoom meeting at 20:00hrs.


Date: Thu 08 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 8

Roman road

Incident 74 - Thursday 8th July 2021 13:11hrs Plenty of mountain bikers out in the valley today, unfortunately one took a nasty fall when his front wheel skidded from under him descending the roman road from Hope Cross. Some team members were local and were soon on scene shortly joined by two paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service. The rider was treated for shoulder and abdominal injuries and placed on a mountain rescue stretcher for a short carry to the ambulance and onward transport to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further treatment.


Date: Tue 06 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 12

Ladybower search

Incident 73 - Tuesday 6th July 2021 09:00hrs. A request this morning from South Yorkshire Police to assist in a search for a missing male in the Ladybower area. A young man was reported missing on the 5th July and was thought to be around the Ladybower area, where his vehicle was found by a member of the public today. Edale Mountain Rescue Team also called upon Glossop Mountain Rescue Team, Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and Derby Mountain Rescue Team to assist to cover the area as quickly and efficiently as possible. Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England were also requested to send any of their assets too. Three dog handlers and their dogs attended from Peak District teams. Alongside Fire officers and Police officers, the mountain rescue teams searched the area immediately above the reservoir. In the early afternoon a find was made by an Edale search section in a wooded area. Unfortunately the young man was found to be deceased. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the young man in this extremely sad time for everyone involved.


Date: Mon 05 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 9

Derwent Lane

Incident 72 - Derwent Lane 5th July 16:01hrs. A request from East Midlands Ambulance Service to a gentleman who had suffered a medical collapse near to Ashopton Bridge off Derwent Lane. The gentleman had been walking with a friend by the waters edge, when he suddenly felt unwell. Due to the difficult and steep ground, we were requested to extricate him via a mountain rescue stretcher. While we were en route, the gentlemans condition improved, and the ambulance crew managed to walk him back to the awaiting ambulance on Derwent Lane. Quite rightly the crew kept the team responding, in case the situation took a turn for the worse.


Date: Sun 04 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 1

Hope cross

Incident 71 - Sunday 4th July 23:00hrs The team leader was contacted by the duty controller via Derbyshire Constabulary. A young male on a cycling back packing holiday had phoned in to ask for help. He was very wet and cold and was somewhere on Winn Hill, probably near Hope Cross. The team leader was able to male contact with the young man, and it was soon established that he had managed to get himself down to the Dam at Ladybower near to Bamford. After making sure he was ok, and happy to make his own way, the team leader stood the job down with the police.


Date: Fri 02 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 13

Stoney Middleton West

Incident 70 - Friday 2nd July 16:23hrs The team was called to reports of a climber who had fallen around 10m at Stoney West. Although this crag is close to the road it is high up and requires a tricky evacuation down to the road. Consequently Buxton MRT were asked to assist us. The climber had been attended too by an ambulance service paramedic prior to our arrival. Due to the unstable nature of the ground that we had to travel over we had to close the A623 for a period of time to prevent vehicles being damaged by any rocks that may have become dislodged, our apologies to anyone that may have been inconvenienced by this. Once down at the road the climber was transferred to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.


Date: Thu 01 Jul 2021

Team members involved: 9

Hollins Cross

Incident 69 - Thursday 1st July 13:23 hrs A walker had slipped whilst walking on a path below Hollins Cross and sustained a painfull wrist injury and was struggling to continue. As normal in the middle of the week Buxton MRT were contacted for assistance. The injured walker managed to make their own way down to Mam Farm without further assistance so both teams were stood down.


Date: Sun 27 Jun 2021

Team members involved: 16

Blackamoor

Incident 68 - Sunday 27th June 2021, 13:03 hrs Just as we were packing up from incident 67, we received a call from Yorkshire ambulance service to assist a walker who’d taken a tumble on loose ground on Blackamoor and injured their ankle. Despite it being described by the casualty as “being round the wrong way”, it had been restored to the usual configuration by the casualty, without any pain killers prior to our arrival! Team members were rapidly on their way from the previous incident and were able to drive the team land rover to within 100m of the casualty. The patient was assessed and treated before being carried back down to the road head on a mountain rescue stretcher. A family member was on hand to convey the injured walker to hospital, keeping YAS resources free for together incidents. One very brave and stoic walker!


Date: Sun 27 Jun 2021

Team members involved: 12

Birchens edge

Incident 67 - Sunday 27th June 2021, 11:00hrs The team were contacted by Derbyshire Police and asked to respond to an incident on Birchens edge . A boulderer had taken a short fall but unfortunately missed their mat; suffering a painful lower leg injury. Team members along with a local ranger (who is a member of Woodhead MRT) we’re rapidly on scene, providing pain relief before packaging and evacuating the casualty for onward transport to hospital .


Date: Sat 26 Jun 2021

Team members involved: 16

Haywood

Incident 66 - Saturday 26th June 2021, 14.00hrs East Midlands ambulance service contacted the team with a request for assistance in the Grindleford area. A local resident had taken a trip whilst out walking in Haywood and sustained a painful lower leg injury. The team was able to quickly make contact with the informant who guided the first members to the casualty approximately half way down the woodland. The casualty was packaged and evacuated on an MR stretcher down to the village for onward transport to hospital.


Date: Tue 22 Jun 2021

Team members involved: 14

Burbage South

Incident 65 - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 19:42hrs A lone walker, after a long day of walking in the Peak District began to feel unwell. As they approached Burbage plantation they started to have chest pains and lost consciousness for a period of time. A call was made to the ambulance service and the team was activated by our Peak District Mountain Rescue Controller. A team member nearby was able to made a hasty find of the casualty and direct the rest of the team to the casualty's location. Team members arrived on scene with equipment including the stretcher but after further assessment it was decided that the casualty would be well enough to walk assisted to the team's vehicle. The team then handed over the casualty to Yorkshire Ambulance Service where a full assessment was made and a decision to convey to Sheffield Northern General for further assessment.


Date: Fri 18 Jun 2021

Team members involved: 10

Ringing Roger, Edale

Incident 64 - Friday 18th June 2021, 16:24hrs The team received a call from an ex-team member to say that they had received a call from a colleague who had taken a tumble whilst out walking on the top of Ringing Roger in Edale. Due to the fact that it was a weekday and the location of the casualty, a call was made for assistance to our neighbouring team, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team. After a warm and very wet walk to the top, the team was able to access the casualty and package the isolated ankle injury and begin the stretcher journey back down to Edale. The casualty was then handed over to East Midland Ambulance Service for their onward journey to Sheffield Northern General Hospital.


Date: Wed 16 Jun 2021

Team members involved: 11

Winnats Pass

Incident 63 - Wednesday 15th June 2021 13:05hrs. A request from East Midlands Ambulance Service for an incident at Castleton. The report was for a climber who was cragfast on Elbow Ridge, at Winnats Pass. As with normal midweek jobs, we requested Buxton Mountain rescue Team to assist too. On arrival there was a large Fire Service presence who seemed to have gained control of the situation. As we remained on standby, an Edale team member made his way to the incident site to monitor and feedback the progress of the rescue. It turned out that five visitors to the area had been cragfast, not a climber! but three had managed to get to safety. The other two who were still stuck, were being dealt with by the Fire Service. The pass was closed at the request of the Fire Service to create a sterile area to work safely. The news that the two visitors had now been brought to a place of safety enabled the team to stand down and after a short while traffic was allowed to flow again. Apologies to any inconvenience to drivers and visitors. The pinnacles around Winnats Pass look so inviting, and its only when people who are not comfortable on steep ground look back, that it becomes apparent to how dangerous their situation is. Please enjoy the Peak District, but just think twice about what adventures you set out upon.


Date: Tue 15 Jun 2021

Team members involved: 16

Barrel, Bretton

Incident 62 - Tuesday 15th June 2021, 15:47 hrs. The team were contacted to assist a fallen paraglider near The Barrel pub, Bretton. The injured party had fallen some distance, and sustained painful arm injuries. East Midlands Ambulance Service attended and were able to walk the casualty back to road. As our first resources arrived the casualty was being loaded onto the back of the ambulance so the team were stood down.


Date: Sun 13 Jun 2021

Team members involved: 20

Fairholmes

Incident 61- Sunday 13th June 2021 03:45hrs An early morning call from Derbyshire Police to assist with the urgent search for a high risk vulnerable individual whose car was located by officers in Fairholmes car park. Working alongside a number of dog teams from Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England (and with Glossop MRT called incase of escalation) the team commenced a number of hasty search patterns covering the ground from the water’s edge up to the moors near lockerbrook farm. Happily at approximately 05:30 a dog team located the individual; allowing specially trained MR personnel to safely escort them down and into the safe care of the police. Team members then traveled back to our base into Hope to commence our scheduled monthly big equipment check.


Date: Tue 08 Jun 2021

Team members involved: 11

Carlswark

Incident 60 - Tuesday 8th June 2021 13:14hrs. A request from the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation controller for assistance in the Burbage valley. After confirming via Phonefind and speaking to the casualty, she was placed on the eastern edge of Carlswark. A couple out for a walk had seen the young lady take a tumble and went to her aid and subsequently called the Police and requested mountain rescue. Team members were quickly on scene and performed a primary survey. The injury seemed to be her left ankle. so after initial assessment, the ankle was splinted in a vacuum splint before being loaded on to a mountain rescue stretcher for the carry back to Dukes Drive. With assistance she was able to get into one of the team land rovers and conveyed back to the car park at Burbage South. Ambulances were in short supply and to save a long wait, two team members Kindly took her to the small injuries clinic at the Sheffield Hallamshire Hospital for further assessment and X-rays. The lead team vehicle then went to base to replenish the splint that went off to hospital with the casualty. The team leader was chatting to the couple who came to the aid of the casualty, and they Kindly donated twenty pounds to the team. Thank you so much, it means a lot to us.


Date: Sat 05 Jun 2021

Team members involved: 10

Ladybower

Incident 59 - Saturday 5th June 2021, 20:08hrs The team were called to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with a casualty that had fallen and sustained a painful back injury on the banks of ladybower reservoir. Team members responded and assisted EMAS staff in delivery strong analgesia and extricating the patient with spinal precautions. A short stretcher carry back to the road and the patient was taken to Hospital in the ambulance still in the teams vacuum mattress to maintain immobilisation.


Date: Fri 04 Jun 2021

Team members involved: 1

Heanor

Searchdog Flo and her handler called to assist Derby MRT with a search around Shipley Country Park


Date: Wed 02 Jun 2021

Team members involved: 6

Cavedale

Incident 58 - Tuesday 2nd June 2021 12:55hrs. A request from East Midlands Ambulance Service to a fallen walker. As two team members were leaving base after sorting some equipment out from last nights training session, a call came through for a elderly walker who had tripped and hit their head on the ground. The gentleman had a small cut on the back of his head. After assessment by one of our team casualty carers, it was decided that he could be walked back down Cavedale to be assessed by the waiting ambulance crew. Team members on route to the call out were then stood down. After assessment by the ambulance crew, the gent was allowed to carry on his day with his group of friends and did not need further hospital treatment.


Date: Tue 01 Jun 2021

Team members involved: 21

Lawrencefield

Incident 57 - Tuesday 1st June 2021 15:40hrs. A request from East Midlands Ambulance Service to a gentleman walking with his family in Bolehill quarry, who had tripped on rocks and suffered an head concussion and a nasty cut, also injuring his arm as he fell. As first team members arrived a team paramedic was on scene giving treatment to the gentleman. Team members arrived on scene with equipment including the stretcher but after further assessment by the paramedic it was decided that he would be well enough to walk to the road and move the ambulance to pick him up. Surprise view is a dangerous bit of road, so it was decided to cut traffic down to one lane with team members operating the traffic flow. Apologies to anyone stuck in the slight queues, but it is all done to safeguard the casualty, and team members.


Date: Mon 31 May 2021

Team members involved: 21

Grasscroft Wood, Dronfield

Incident 56 - Monday 31st May 2021 17:35hrs As members were at base sorting kit from incident 53 and 54, another request came through to assist EMAS with evacuation of an injured biker in Grasscroft Wood near Dronfield. Members quickly made their way to the RV, then mountain rescue kit and personnel were deployed to allow evacuation of the casualty back to the waiting land ambulance. This bank holiday turned out to be a busy one for the team. Eight callouts and one training event took place, totaling approximately 180 man hours. A big thank you to our understanding families who are left "holding the fort" as we attend these incidents.


Date: Mon 31 May 2021

Team members involved: 6

Padley Gorge

Incident 55 - Monday 31st May 2021 15:57hrs Whilst incident 54 was ongoing Edale Team were requested to assist with a casualty in Padley Gorge who had fallen unconscious but had started to come back round. Paramedics from EMAS were on scene ahead of Edale Team, and after assessing the casualty, walked them back to the RV. A small group from Edale Team made their way to the RV to provide further help should it have been required.


Date: Mon 31 May 2021

Team members involved: 22

Mam Nic

Incident 54 - Monday 31st May 2021 15:02hrs Edale's Duty Team Leader was contacted by the PDMRO Controller with regards to a fallen paraglider near the summit of Mam Tor. The paraglider took a significant fall resulting in chest, arm and ankle injuries. East Midlands Ambulance Service also deployed an air ambulance who arrived on scene shortly after Edale MRT members. After being given analgesia, the paraglider was packaged onto the mountain rescue stretcher for a short carry to the nearby helicopter, who was then transported to hospital for further care.


Date: Sun 30 May 2021

Team members involved: 4

Pindale road

Incident 53 - Sunday 29th May 2021 15:05hrs As one of our team vehicles was returning to base from the previous job, it was flagged down by some members of the public. A gentleman who had been walking in Castleton and Hope area with his wife, had passed out. The gent had come around by the time the team member went to his aid and was been cared for by members of the public. An ambulance had been called and further team members at base were tasked to come and help. The gentleman was given a primary survey and vital signs checked which were all fine. We kept the gentleman comfortable and kept checking his vital signs until the ambulance arrived where he was handed over into the care of East Midlands Ambulance Service. Thank you to the members of the public who helped and called for the ambulance.


Date: Sun 30 May 2021

Team members involved: 14

Treeton

Incident 52 - Sunday 30th May 2021 13:00hrs. The team was called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist the crew of YAA Helimed 99 with the extraction of a walker with a painful lower leg injury from woodland near Treeton . Team members and vehicles not already assigned to our bank holiday fundraising were deployed to the incident to enable the patient to be packaged and evacuated for onward transport to hospital.


Date: Sun 30 May 2021

Team members involved: 1

Wath-upon-dearne

Search dog Bolt and his chauffeur called to assist Woodhead MRT and other MRSDE search dogs at an incident at Wath-Upon-Dearne. The missing person was located safe and well by members of the public outside of the search areas.


Date: Sat 29 May 2021

Team members involved: 17

Hope Brinks

Incident 51 - Saturday 29th May 13:21hrs The second call of the day came through from the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation Controller, to assist with a mountain biker incident. As it happened it was not far from our first incident, back up onto Hope Brinks area. A biker out with a few friends, took a fall which resulted in him receiving a chest and arm injury. The biker was unable to move and we were able to drive to his position with the first draft of team members. Care and treatment was carried out by one of our casualty carers. After pain relief and splinting he was loaded on to the stretcher for a delicate journey back to the road head. Further team members along with a paramedic were ferried up to assist with the evacuation. He was then handed over to the waiting East Midlands Ambulance service crew for further assessment and onward transport to hospital.


Date: Sat 29 May 2021

Team members involved: 16

Win Hill

Incident 50 - Saturday 29/5/2021 09:20 hrs. The team were called to assist a mountain biker who had suffered a medical event near the summit of Win Hill. Helimed 54 also attended. Despite the best efforts of all those who attended, including bystanders who had commenced CPR, the rider could not be resuscitated. The team carried the deceased down the hill to the road head, and into the care of funeral directors. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends at this tragic time.


Date: Fri 28 May 2021

Team members involved: 10

Ulley Reservoir

Incident 49 - Friday 28th May 202115:45 hrs. Edale and Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team were requested by South Yorkshire Police to an incident at Ulley Reservoir this afternoon. A young man had entered the water and had got into difficulties, and despite efforts from his friends, the young man could not be saved. A multi agency response was requested and a search was put into place. After several hours of surface and underwater searching, a body was found by divers. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of this young man at this very sad time.


Date: Thu 27 May 2021

Team members involved: 11

Winnats Pass

Incident 48 - Thursday 27th May 2021 14:35hrs. On the first decent day for a while, the team received a request from Derbyshire Constabulary to attend an incident at Castleton. As midweek protocol, we requested the assistance of our colleagues from Buxton Mountain Rescue Team. One of our team doctors was in the area and along with a local team member they were quickly on scene. A young lady and her friend on holiday in the area, were exploring Winnats Pass and as they were negotiating steep ground above the Lovers Leap cave, on elf them lost their footing and slipped, resulting in a very painful ankle injury. Strong pain killer was administered before an Edale team member relocated the dislocated ankle which gave some relief to the ladies pain level. The ankle could then be splinted and after packaging on a mountain rescue stretcher, a very short journey back to the car park was handled by both Edale and Buxton team members. After further examination it was decided that they could self convey to Chesterfield Royal Hospital, and her friend was able to drive them both to hospital for X-rays and further treatment. The ambulance was stood down to enable it to attend other incidents.


Date: Wed 19 May 2021

Team members involved: 3

Ashover

Dog Callout - 20/05/2021 2000hrs Ashover The teams search dogs were called to assist Derby MRT with a search for a vulnerable person near Ashover. The missing person was located safe and well by members of the public who were assisting in the search.


Date: Tue 18 May 2021

Team members involved: 16

Rivelin Quarries

Incident 46 - Tuesday 18th May 2021, 1504 hrs The team were called by South Yorkshire Police to attend a fallen climber near Rivelin edge. The team responded and local members were rapidly on scene. The climber had injured their back after an awkward landing from a 3m fall, so was given pain relief before being carefully loaded onto the mountain rescue stretcher for the carry off down to the road and the waiting ambulance.


Date: Sat 15 May 2021

Team members involved: 17

Kinder plan

Incident 46 - Saturday 15th May 2021, 21:12hrs Late on Saturday evening the team was contacted with regards to a lost walker on Kinder Scout . The walker had phoned Derbyshire Police and was only able to provide very basic details of their location before contact was lost. Due to the limited information a full Kinder Search plan was initiated alongside Kinder, Glossop and Buxton Mountain rescue teams . Fortunately as the first team members were about to deploy on the hill phone contact was re-established allowing us to accurately locate the individual who was then walked off the hill by a Kinder MRT section.


Date: Wed 05 May 2021

Team members involved: 9

Cressbrook Dale

Incident 45 - Wednesday 5th May 2021, 11:40hrs The team was contacted to assist Buxton MRT with an incident in Cressbrook Dale. A fell runner had slipped on the a wooded path and sustained a painful ankle injury. The runner was treated by team members from both teams, before being evacuated by stretcher into Wardlow Village and the awaiting East Midlands Ambulance Service crew.


Date: Sun 02 May 2021

Team members involved: 15

Limb Valley Whirlow

Incident 44 - Sunday 2nd May 2021, 10:30hrs The team were called by Yorkshire ambulance service to assist with an incident in the Limb Valley, Sheffield. A walker had been found in a collapsed state. Members of the public had commenced CPR. Helimed 54, a local BASICS doctor and Ambulance staff all responded along with the MRT. Despite the efforts of all on scene, the patient could not be resuscitated. Our thoughts go out to their family and friends at this terribly sad time.


Date: Sat 01 May 2021

Team members involved: 11

Cave Dale, Castleton

Incident 43 - Saturday 1st May 2021. 17.07 hrs A walker, out with friends took a tumble whilst in Cave Dale today. The casualty's ankle took the brunt of the impact and they were unable to carry on with their walk. The team were then mobilised via a call from the PDMRO Controller and the casualty was placed on the stretcher and then carried down to a waiting ambulance. The ambulance crew along with the casualty then made their onward journey to Stepping Hill for further treatment.


Date: Fri 30 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 13

Burbage South

Incident 42 - Friday 30th April 2021, 13.44 hrs A team member from one of our neighbouring teams, Woodhead MRT, whilst out walking in our area, came across a casualty that had suffered a medical collapsed on the path near to Longshaw Estate. The team was deployed to the casualty site, where we worked alongside our colleagues from East M Ambulance service. The casualty was stabilised with the administration of the appropriate medication. The casualty was then placed upon the mountain rescue stretcher and extricated to the roadside to the waiting ambulance. A further assessment was carried out by the crew, before the patient was conveyed to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further tests and treatment.


Date: Wed 28 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 19

Winn Hill

Incident 41 Wednesday 28th April 18:09hrs. The second call of the day came just as some team members were getting ready to leave their homes to attend a midweek equipment session. The Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation duty controller rang to alert us of a mountain biker who had taken a tumble on the Beast. As the team made their way to the RV off the Snake Pass, further intelligence came through from a Phonefind position that put him further down the valley, but high up one of the many tracks. Team members relocated via the reservoir Southern track to the new RV. We were able to drive a team vehicle up a narrow track to get nearer to his position. Team members were quickly with him from that point, and he was treated for neck injuries. Given pain relief and packaged on to our stretcher for the journey down the track to be handed over to the waiting East Midlands Ambulance Service crew. He was further assessed in the ambulance before an onward journey to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for treatment.


Date: Wed 28 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 13

Lathkill Dale

Incident 40 - Wednesday 28th April 14:30hrs. The team received a request from our colleagues at Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, to assist with a casualty in the upper reaches of Lathkill Dale. The casualty was with a group of college students out on a field trip, when one slipped and injured their leg antagonising a precondition, which left them in a significant amount of pain. Strong analgesia was administered by the Helimed 54 Doctor from Derbyshire and Rutland Air Ambulance charity. Both teams then packaged the casualty onto a mountain rescue stretcher in readiness for the steep journey out of the gorge. Because of the difficulty in extracting the casualty, both teams were needed to stretcher them back to a local Farm where they were then transferred to a East Midlands Ambulance Service ambulance for further treatment.


Date: Sun 25 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 22

Millstone Edge

Incident 39 - Sunday 25th April 2021, 14:00 hrs For the second Sunday in a row we were called to Millstone edge to reports of a fallen climber. The climber was quickly located close to where we went last week having taken approximately a 7m fall. A team doctor treated the casualty for multiple injuries and they were quickly evacuated back to the waiting EMAS ambulance just below surprise view car park. Once again the car park was very busy and we would like to thank the people there for not only their patience as we blocked them in but also for helpfully moving their cars to give our team members space . We aim not to be back there next weekend!


Date: Sun 25 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 9

Rother Valley

Incident 38 - Sunday 25th April 2021, 0954 hrs The team were called to Rother Valley golf club assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service to evacuate an injured golfer who had come a cropper on the 13th tee, sustaining a painful leg injury. The casualty had been treated by the YAS staff on scene so it was a straightforward job to assist the casualty into a team land rover and drive them back to the waiting ambulance at the clubhouse.


Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 15

Ashford in the Water

Incident 37 - Wednesday 21st April 2021 20:53hrs. A request from East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist with an injured walker. A local person walking home from Ashford in the Water to Bakewell, slipped on a footpath crossing fields in fading light and broke their ankle. Because of the location East Midlands Ambulance Service requested us to recover the walker back to the ambulance on a mountain rescue stretcher. Local team members were quickly on scene and the job was completed in just over an hour.


Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 12

Hallam Head

Incident 36 - Monday 19th April 2021 13:36hrs A request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a fallen walker. A family walking locally got into a spot of bother when one of them slipped and injured their ankle. Because of the locality our services were needed to package and stretcher the casualty back to the waiting ambulance near to the Hallamshire Golf Club at Sandygate. A quick and slick job by team members. Thank you to the golf club for allowing us to use the club car park.


Date: Sun 18 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 20

Millstone Edge

Incident 35 - Sunday 18th April 2021 15:04hrs A request via Derbyshire Constabulary to an incident at Millstone Edge. A climber had taken a seven metre fall and hit the ground, Somewhere on Millstone Edge. An initial Phone Find put him at the very northern end so the team were tasked to RV at Surprise View car park. Some team members were at base doing some training so they were first on scene followed by other team vehicles and team members. He was found to be in significant pain, from his back and pelvis. After a primary survey he was given pain relief and carefully packaged in a pelvic split and a vacuum mattress, (full body splint). The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was put on standby in case his injuries became unstable, but fortunately they were not required. After some effort he was carried to the top of the crag, and transported back on the stretcher and wheel to the car park and handed over to our colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service for onward transport and further treatment to Sheffield Northern General Hospital.


Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 13

Higgar tor

Incident 34 - Friday 16th April 2021, 11:30hrs A walker hopping between rocks on Higgar Tor landed heavily sustaining a very painful injury to their left leg. Edale MRT was called to assist by Yorkshire Ambulance Service, and local team members were rapidly on scene. The casualty was given strong painkillers, their leg placed in a splint and they were carried down to the land ambulance on the mountain rescue stretcher.


Date: Sat 10 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 1

Edale

Incident 33 - Saturday 10th April 2021, 21:30hrs A late evening call to the Duty Team Leader regarding concern for two misplaced walkers on Kinder Scout. A message had been passed via a family member to Police stating that they had concern for both their location combined with a pre existing medical condition. Luckily as initial investigations were commencing the misplaced walkers turned up in Edale car park and all resources were stood down.


Date: Sat 10 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 12

Peak Cavern

Incident 32 - Saturday 10th April 2021, 13:30hrs The team were called to assist East Midlands ambulance service with a casualty who had slipped on the wet grass/mud/limestone above peak cavern, sustaining a leg injury. To their credit, the walker had had a valiant go at self rescue, but was unable to progress any further. A quick trot up the hill for the team, casualty splinted and wrapped up in insulation and a vacuum mattress and then secured onto the mountain rescue stretcher. Given the slope of the hillside the quickest and safest way down was to “sledge” the stretcher down, controlled by team members on the stretcher and a safety rope behind. The patient was handed over to the ambulance service back at the car park, and the kit taken back to our base for cleaning and decontamination. Of note - it was becoming very wintery on the hills, with snow lying above 400m. Whilst it may be spring, it’s still flippin chilly out there! Bright sunshine turned to a blizzard in minutes - be prepared!


Date: Sat 03 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 10

Mam Farm

Incident 31-Saturday April 3rd 2021 14:30hrs. A walker slipped while negotiating a stream near to Mam Farm, Castleton. Because of the ongoing job of incident 30, our colleagues from Buxton mountain rescue team were requested to assist. As some team members arrived from the previous incident they were met by an informant who directed us to the casualty. After an initial assessment by a team cas carer, it was obvious that the walker had badly dislocated their ankle. Strong pain relief was administered before the ankle was reduced and splinted which immediately gave the casualty some relief. As other team members from Edale and Buxton arrived at the site, the casualty was packaged and transported by a mountain rescue stretcher back to the ambulance that had just arrived at the road head. The East Midlands Ambulance Service then transported to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further treatment.


Date: Sat 03 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 18

Winn Hill

Incident 30 - Saturday 3rd April 2021 13:30hrs A call came through from the PDMRO controller to say a walker had sustained an injury whilst reaching the top of Winn Hill. Due to his injuries he was unable to complete his journey back down. Team members were able to deploy two vehicles and travel some way up the hill completing the rest on foot. On inspection the casualty was made comfortable and was given some pain relief. He was then placed on an Mountain Rescue Bell stretcher and the team then carried the injured walker back down the hill to an awaiting East Midlands Ambulance Service for an onward journey to hospital.


Date: Tue 30 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 23

Dennis Knoll

Incident 29 - Tuesday 30th March 2021 16:16hrs. A call via EMAS to the PDMRO control for our assistance to help a crew at Dennis Knoll, Stanage Edge. A call had come in from someone suffering with chest pains somewhere on Stanage Edge. Initial thoughts after speaking with the casualty was above Dennis Knoll area. No phone contact was able to be reestablished so as the first team vehicle arrived, they ferried the ambulance crew and paramedic up the Causeway track where he was soon found just below the edge suffering from chest pains. Immediate care was given by the ambulance crew while the team arranged for a rapid evacuation back to the ambulance. After a secondary assessment, the gentleman was well enough to walk to one of the team Landrovers where we transported him back down to the roadhead for onward transport to hospital for further tests.


Date: Fri 26 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 19

Stanage

Incident 28 - Friday 26th March 2021 17:40hrs The Team Leader received a call from the PDMRO controller in regards to an incident at Stanage Edge. The team were deployed to RV at Hook's Car Park. The first arrivals quickly made their way to towards Robin Hood's Cave. A climber had taken a fall whilst undertaking a crack climb and unfortunately their arm, which was wedged in the crack, took the brunt of the fall. The climber attempted to make their way towards the car park but was in too much pain to make any further movement, so remained at the crag with the belayer who provided as much warmth and comfort as possible until we arrived. Strong pain relief was administered, the arm splinted, and the casualty loaded onto the mountain rescue stretcher for transport to the RV. After a short wait, EMAS arrived to take the casualty onto Sheffield Northern General Hospital.


Date: Wed 24 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 16

Upper Hurst Farm

Incident 27 - Wednesday 24th March 16:02hrs. The team was contacted by Derbyshire Constabulary to recover a deceased person from land above Hathersage. A small number of team members assisted the Police with the recovery of the deceased, transporting them back to the road head. The team would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family on this very sad day.


Date: Tue 23 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 21

Dovestone Tor, Derwent Edge

Incident 26 - Tuesday 23rd March 2021 17:52hrs. Just as most of us were settling down to our tea, a call came in from the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation duty controller to an incident near to Dovestone Tor, on Derwent Edge. A couple out for a days walk were in trouble after one of them slipped, banged their head and painfully injured their arm, rendering it too painful to move. Team training was put on hold while twenty one team members made their way to the RV at Foulstone Delph. As team members started arriving, they were ferried up towards the Bradfield Gate Head in team vehicles. A half mile walk to the casualty with team kit was soon in hand and with already diminishing daylight and a rapid drop in temperature, time was of the essence. After an initial primary survey and pain relief and splinting carried out, the lady was packaged onto our mountain rescue stretcher for the journey back to the vehicles. The casualties partner was given extra clothing by a team member and walked back with the team. We were able to transport them both back down the rough shooters track to the awaiting ambulance at the road head. There the lady was further assessed and transported to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further treatment. Team members then returned to base to clean and wash kit within Covid guidelines ready for the next job.


Date: Tue 23 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 14

Bamford Edge

Incident 25 - Wednesday 23rd March 2021, 13:16hrs The team was contacted with a request to assist with the evacuation of a walker suffering from a medical collapse just below Bamford Edge. Local team members were rapidly on scene and worked alongside colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Derbyshire, Leicester and Rutland Air Ambulance to stabilise and package the casualty before a rapid evacuation down to Bamford New Road and onward to hospital.


Date: Sun 21 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 20

Grindsbrook

Incident 24 - Sunday 21st March 2021, 13:08hrs A hill walker on Kinder Scout directly phoned the team’s base in Hope to report that their partner had taken a stumble and sustained an ankle injury. Luckily our base was manned as it was our scheduled monthly equipment safety check and so a rapid response was initiated. A combination of questioning and phone find technology located the walkers on the main Grindsbrook track just above half way rocks; allowing team and kit to deploy straight to the casualty from Edale village. The walker’s leg was splinted before being packaged on a Mountain Rescue stretcher for the decent to Edale and onward transport to hospital. A reminder that our base is not permanently manned and the best way to call for Mountain Rescue assistance is to dial 999 and then ask for Police and then Mountain Rescue.


Date: Wed 17 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 17

Lady Cannings plantation

Incident 23 - Wednesday 17th March 2021, 1920hrs An early evening call from South Yorkshire Ambulance service requesting Mountain Rescue assistance with an incident in Lady Cannings plantation. A mountain biker had collided at some speed with a tree; sustaining a number of potentially serious injuries (evidenced by the damage to their helmet). The first team members arrived at the same time as Yorkshire Air Ambulance Helimed 98 and worked together to immobilise the cyclist before evacuating them on a Mountain Rescue stretcher to a waiting land ambulance.