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Date: Sat 13 Apr 2024

Team members involved: 18

White Edge

Incident 44 - Saturday 13th April 2024,   19:18hrs We were requested to assist a member of a walking group who was reported as struggling to continue whilst walking on White Edge.  Upon the teams arrival at the Grouse PH and with a few members already on the hill the group had managed to make their way off to the roadside without requiring any assistance.  If you need help on the hills, remember to call 999 and ask for POLICE - MOUNTAIN RESCUE


Date: Thu 11 Apr 2024

Team members involved: 16

Peak Cavern Hillside

Incident 43 - Thursday 11th April 2024,  12:25hrs Not long after standing down from incident 42, the team was called again to assist a walker who had  slipped on the hillside above Peak Cavern and sustained a leg injury.   Team members were still out and about from the previous job so were able to locate the casualty quickly (with assistance from a phone find) before packaging them in a MR stretcher and sledging them back down to Castleton.  If you need help on the hills, remember to call 999 and ask for POLICE - MOUNTAIN RESCUE


Date: Thu 11 Apr 2024

Team members involved: 12

Longshaw

Incident 42 - Thursday 11th April 2024,  11:11hrs The team was called to assist a walker who had  slipped whilst walking through the Longshaw Estate and injured their arm. However we were stood down after the National Trust Wardens and evacuated the walker back to Longshaw House in one of their vehicles. If you need help on the hills, remember to call 999 and ask for POLICE - MOUNTAIN RESCUE


Date: Mon 08 Apr 2024

Team members involved: 11

Peters Barn, Edale Valley

Incident 41 - Monday 8th April 2024,  12:16hrs The team was called to assist a walker who had  slipped on a muddy path and sustained a badly fractured ankle whilst walking between Edale and the Great Ridge. After being administered pain relief by team members the walkers leg was splinted and they were evacuated down to road for onward transport to hospital.  If you need help on the hills, remember to call 999 and ask for POLICE - MOUNTAIN RESCUE


Date: Sun 07 Apr 2024

Team members involved: 1

Oakamoor

Dog Callout 8  7th April 2024,  2148hrs Searchdog Hope and her handler called to assist Derby MRT with an incident in Staffordshire  


Date: Sun 07 Apr 2024

Team members involved: 17

Losehill

Incident 40 - Sunday 7th April 2024, 10:32hrs The team were called to assist a walker who had fallen and sustained a knee injury on the muddy paths above Losehill Farm. Local team members were rapidly on scene, and treated the casualty before evacuating them back to the road for onward travel to hospital.   if you need help on the hills, remember to call 999 and ask for POLICE - MOUNTAIN RESCUE


Date: Sat 06 Apr 2024

Team members involved: 24

Redmires Reservoir


Date: Sat 06 Apr 2024

Team members involved: 22

Yorkshire Bridge


Date: Fri 05 Apr 2024

Team members involved: 15

Rivelin Rocks

Incident 37 - Friday 5th March 2024 13:40 hrs. Reports of a climber injured at Rivelin Edge from Yorkshire Ambulance Service.  A climber had sustained a 8m fall and landed on rocks injuring his back and head. Fortunately his helmet did its job and protected his head from serious injury. Team members treated him for the injuries before being packaged onto our vacuum mattress and stretcher. He was then carefully managed hand over hand down the boulder field where we were able to put the wheel on. The ground was fairly treacherous caused by the extremely wet weather we have had, so with due care we extricated him down to the road head and the awaiting ambulance for transportation to Sheffield Northern General Hospital and further treatment. 


Date: Sun 24 Mar 2024

Team members involved: 16

Mam Tor

Incident 36 - Sunday 24th March 2024 09:34hrs. The team responded to an incident on Mam Tor.   A walker out walking with their family had suffered a medical emergency near to the summit of Mam Tor. Multiple agencies were tasked to attend. Unfortunately, the walker was pronounced deceased by a doctor. Our thoughts go out to the walkers family and friends on this very sad day for all involved. Thank you to the members of the public for all their help


Date: Thu 21 Mar 2024

Team members involved: 4

Doncaster

Incident 35 - Thursday 21st March 2024 08:00hrs A small section of team members travelled to Doncaster to assist Woodhead MRT, Yorkshire SAR and Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England with a search for a vulnerable missing person. After a full day of searching was concluded with no success the search was stood down.   


Date: Sun 17 Mar 2024

Team members involved: 13

Cowper Stones

Incident 34 - Sunday 17th March 2024 15:49hrs. A request from East Midlands Ambulance Service to an incident at Cowper Stones, Stanage Edge. A lady enjoying the afternoon sunshine with a walk along the top of Stanage Edge, slipped and injured her ankle rendering her unable to weight bear. Several team members were at base, so were able to quickly reach the lady to begin giving care. After assessment the lady had indeed suffered an isolated ankle injury and was given pain relief before splinting and placing on our stretcher for evacuation to the road and the awaiting EMAS crew for onward transportation to Chesterfield Royal Hospital.  


Date: Sat 16 Mar 2024

Team members involved: 1

Glossop

Dog Callout 7 - 16th March 2024 1930hrs Search dog Ebba called to assist Glossop MRT with an incident in the Glossop Area 


Date: Sat 16 Mar 2024

Team members involved: 17

Stanage

Incident 33 - Saturday 16th March 2024 14:18hrs. As several team members were providing safety cover for the Grindleford Gallop a request from Derbyshire Constabulary to an incident at Stanage Edge. The report was that a climber had taken a 10 m fall and had suffered back and head injuries around the Flying Buttress area.  Team members from the Grindleford Gallop were first on scene, and on arrival at the casualty site started to perform a primary survey. As more team members arrived on scene it was found to be isolated to a lower back injury with moderate pain levels, although he had banged his head on the fall, he had not suffered any injury due to him thankfully wearing an helmet.  He was treated and packaged for the mechanism of injury into a full body splint, (vacuum mattress) and placed upon our mountain rescue stretcher to conveyed back to the car park and handed over to the East Midlands ambulance crew for transport to Sheffield Northern General hospital for further assessment and treatment.    


Date: Fri 15 Mar 2024

Team members involved: 12

Losehill

Incident 32 - Friday 15th March 2024, 12:42hrs The team were contacted by the PDMRO controller to assist a walker who had injured their leg on Losehill.  The team were rapidly on scene to assess and treat the walker, splinting the offending leg before a quick stretcher carry back to the 4x4 team vehicles and a ride back to the road and the rest of the casualties party who were able to convey them to medical help. 


Date: Wed 13 Mar 2024

Team members involved: 18

Kinder

Incident 31 - 2024  Wednesday 13th March 2024 19:35hrs We were contacted by the duty controller along with Buxton MRT, Kinder MRT, Glossop MRT and MRSDE to search for two walkers lost in the Edale Area. Due to the walkers having no phone signal after the initial 999 call, we were unable to communicate with them or use Phone Find to establish their location.  So it was time to go old school and brush off the "Kinder Plan" which used to be a frequently used search plan in the dim and distant past prior to Phone Find. The four teams were deployed into their respective areas of Kinder to search for the missing couple, who were located by an Edale Section Grindsbrook.  Other than being wet and cold they were unharmed and were able to walk back down into Edale in time for them to catch a train home. 


Date: Wed 13 Mar 2024

Team members involved: 11

Hope

Incident 30 - 2024  Wednesday 13th March 2024 11:43hrs Were called out by EMAS to a walker on a footpath between Castleton and Hope who had slipped and sustained an ankle injury.  The walker was given pain relief before being loaded onto our stretcher and carried back to the ambulance at the road.   


Date: Tue 12 Mar 2024

Team members involved: 13

Baslow

Incident 29 - 2024 Tuesday 12th March 2024 13:00hrs. A request from Derbyshire Constabulary to an incident somewhere in Baslow. All the information we received was an elderly lady in a field, fallen, unable to walk and a post code. The team were mobilized to the post code via Google maps, hoping that either more precise information came through or we found the lady on arrival. Derbyshire Constabulary also dispatched some police officers who managed to arrive there ahead of ourselves and help the lady to her home.  Our first local team member on scene  advised our duty officer and we were able to stand down the rest of the team and vehicles.


Date: Fri 08 Mar 2024

Team members involved: 18

Millstone Edge

Incident 28 - Friday 8th March 2024 16:46hrs. A request from Derbyshire Constabulary to an incident at Millstone Edge. A climber on Dextrous Hare  E3 (5c) Suffered a 10M fall when he slipped and his protection failed. After a primary survey by a team membet, he was found to be sufferering from lower spine and upper pelvic pain. He was given pain relief before being Immobilised in a vacuum  mattress with a pelvic binder in place for the potential pelvic injuries.. After being placed on the team stretcher he was moved hand over hand to the top of the crag and then handed over the the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire air ambulance for transfer to the trauma unit at Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further assessment and treatment.


Date: Sun 03 Mar 2024

Team members involved: 21

Sir William Hill

Incident 27 - Sunday 3rd March 2024 16:50hrs. A request from Derbyshire Constabulary for a lady having a possible medical episode. As team members were finishing the previous incident, it allowed us a quick response to the Eyam Moor area to assist the lady and her partner. A local team member was swiftly with the couple and after an assessment, the lady felt able to be slowly walked back to the Sir William Hill byway. After another assessment by a team doctor, everything seemed in order to be able to return home with relevant advice. The couple were driven to Eyam by a team member to collect their car to self convey back to their home.


Date: Sun 03 Mar 2024

Team members involved: 16

Winnats Pass

Incident 26 - Sunday 3rd March 2024 15:52hrs. The second request of the day from East Midlands Ambulance Service to an incident opposite Speedwell Cavern on Winnats Pass. The informant reported that a young man had slipped and had sustained a lower leg injury. With team members still at base, relaxing after completing the annual casualty care exam, we were able to give a very fast response and the first team member was at the casualties side within 25 mins. After an initial assessment and pain relief, the leg was splinted and the young man was placed onto our Mountain Rescue stretcher and sledged and wheeled across the tops to  Blue John cavern. After a short wait the East Midlands Ambulance Service crew arrived where the casualty was handed over to the crew for further assessment and conveyance to hospital and further treatment. 


Date: Sun 03 Mar 2024

Team members involved: 22

Stoney Middleton

Incident 25 - Sunday 3rd March 2024 12:47hrs. A request from East Midlands Ambulance Service to a lady who had slipped and was unable to walk. A couple of our local ex team members, one a doctor, were quickly with the lady at the top of the steep slope that leads from Mill Lane over to Eyam via the Vinegar stone. Most team members responded from base as it was our annual casualty care examination day. On arrival it was clear the lady was in a lot of pain from a dislocated shoulder injury. With strong analgesia administered, and after a couple of attempts to relocate the shoulder joint, it was decided to sledge her on our mountain rescue stretcher down the slope to Mill lane to await the ambulance arrival. The lady was conveyed to hospital for further treatment, back to base for most to finish off the days examinations and restock kit.     


Date: Sat 02 Mar 2024

Team members involved: 2

Wincobank

Dog Callout 6, 2nd March 2024 15:25hrs Search Dogs Hope and Ebba called to assist Woodhead MRT with an incident in the Wincobank area of Sheffield.   


Date: Sat 02 Mar 2024

Team members involved: 19

Clodhall

Incident 24 - Saturday 2nd March 2024 11:23hrs. A request from Derbyshire Constabulary to a person with an ankle injury at Birchens Edge. After a W3Ws from the casualty was not accurate, a phonefind position was sent to the informants number. This as well as being able to chat to the informant put their position at the southern tip of Big Moor nearby to Clod Hall X roads area. Team personnel were diverted and soon with the casualty. Mild pain relief was administered before being placed onto a mountain rescue stretcher for the short journey to the road. The casualty was happy to be conveyed in their own vehicle to A+E. Back to base for drying of all the very sodden gear, ready for any further requests. 


Date: Sat 24 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 22

Stanage (Overstones Fm)

Incident 23 - Saturday 26th February 2024 16:30hrs. We were called by Derbyshire Police to attend to reports of a crashed paraglider towards Cowper Stone end of Stanage . An informant had witnessed the pilot take a hard landing; suffering lower leg injuries.  The first team members quickly located the casualty who wasn’t too far from the road and provided pain relief before packaging them on a MR stretcher and bringing them down to a waiting East Midlands ambulance.   


Date: Mon 19 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 13

Castleton

Incident 22 - Monday 19th February 2024 16:07hrs. As team members were making their way back to base for a much needed sort out of kit, the Peak District Mountain Rescue controller contacted us once again for an incident in Castleton. Friends out walking above the ridge of Cavedale had a mishap when one of them slipped on very steep and wet ground. We were quite quickly on scene where we assessed the injuries, administered mild analgesia and loaded onto the stretcher for a controlled lower down the slope to the awaiting East Midlands Ambulance crew for onward transport to hospital. Finally we could make the short journey to Edale base to sort all the kit from the days incidents. For several team members it was a quick bite to eat before attending a team operational management meeting until 22:45. Phew! 


Date: Mon 19 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 11

Stanage

Incident 21 - Monday 19th February 15:22hrs. Once again we had just finished the second job of the day when another request came in for our assistance. The report was a little spurious, but after some digging around it was to assist a fallen walker on the top of Stanage Edge near to Robin Hoods cave. A very young child had slipped between two rocks and had immediately cried out in pain. Team members along with two of our doctors were soon on scene and treating the little boy, while team members comforted the childs mother. He had suffered some quiet serious injuries to his head and stomach, his conscious levels were not what we were comfortable with either. Several Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team members also came to bolster numbers from the Rivelin incident. The Derbyshire Rutland & Leicestershire air ambulance was also in attendance and supported our doctors with care of the child.


Date: Mon 19 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 15

Stanage

Incident 20 - Monday 19th February 2024 15:11hrs. A second call of the day saw us diverting to Stanage Edge to reports of a climber taking a 6m fall. As team members arrived at Stanage they made their way up to the Casualty site to join ambulance crew who were already on scene. The casualty was treated for what appeared to be a very nasty broken arm, given strong analgesia and packaged onto a Mountain Rescue stretcher to be carried back down to Hooks Carr for onward transportation to Sheffield Northern General Hospital and further treatment. As team members were tidying away kit, another request for our help came in.


Date: Mon 19 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 8

Rivelin

Incident 19 Monday 19th February 2024 13:43hrs. A request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist moving a casualty from some woods in the Rivelin Valley. Just as team members started to arrive at the RV, a second request for the teams assistance to a climber that had taken a six metre fall. Team members were diverted to this more serious incident, and Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team were asked to take over the ambulance assist.  


Date: Sun 18 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 18

Mam Tor

Incident 18 - Sunday 18/02/2014 13:04hrs. As team members started to tuck into some lunch after a busy casualty care lecture morning, a request from Derbyshire Constabulary came in to an incident on MamTor. A gentleman out walking with his partner had a medical episode and suffered a period of unconsciousness. Team members were quickly on scene and started to access the gentleman.  Fortunately the gentleman was able to walk back to the road under supervision of team members to the waiting ambulance for further assessment from the crew.


Date: Sat 17 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 11

Armthorpe

Incident 17 - Saturday 17th February 16:46hrs. The team were requested by Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team to assist them with a search for a vulnerable male in the Armthorpe area of Doncaster. Eleven Team members along with, "Hope", one of the teams Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England, searched designated areas. After several hours the good news came in that the gentleman had returned home and was now safe. Yorkshire Lowland search and rescue and Lincolnshire Lowland search and rescue were also tasked with search areas.


Date: Thu 15 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 12

Castleton

Incident 16 - Thursday 15th February 14:18hrs. A call from Derbyshire Constabulary to basically the same spot as yesterday's casualty. A family on holiday had their day cut short when Dad slipped on wet, muddy and steep ground. It was dejavu for team members who were soon with the family and looking after the Dad. After a primary survey, an isolated knee injury appeared to be the only injury. After a good dose of entonox, the knee was splinted and  the gentleman placed onto our mountain rescue stretcher.  We lowered the stretcher with the aid of a back rope, down the steep slope and then wheeled to the car park. The family were happy to self convey to hospital, and after a final checkup by a East Midlands Ambulance paramedic, they were able to drive to the hospital.


Date: Wed 14 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 15

Castleton

Incident 15 - Wednesday 14th February 15:41hrs. The team deployed on the early evening of Valentines Day to help a damsel in distress near the Devils Arse. Todays casualty ‘loved’ mountain rescue so much this was the second time a team had helped her out she had previously been rescued by Keswick MRT !!! A visitor to our patch, slipped and injured her arm on very wet and muddy steep ground on the slopes next to Peveril Castle. After strong analgesia and then splinting, the lady was packaged onto our mountain rescue stretcher and sledged down the slope with the aid of a back rope. Once back at the car park, the lady was transferred to the awaiting East Midlands Ambulance Service for transportation to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further treatment. 


Date: Tue 13 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 12

Stanage Edge

Incident 14 - Tuesday 13th February 2024 18:41hrs. A couple out walking became disorientated on Moorland behind Stanage Edge and rang for assistance.  They were located via SARLOC technology and asked to wait for us to get to them. A group of team members had met up for pancakes in Hathersage and were dispatched to assist, we believe  somewhere between the third and fourth helping although this is unconfirmed. They quickly located the walkers and guided them back to their vehicle non the worse for their ordeal. Both walkers were well equipped with warm clothing, torches and a whistle. They did exactly the right thing asking for help.   


Date: Tue 13 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 14

Houndkirk Track

Incident 13 - Tuesday 13th February 2024 12:51hrs. For the fourth day in a row, a request for our assistance. Yorkshire Ambulance Service requested the team via Sarcal to an elderly walker who had taken a tumble on the Houndkirk track near to Fox House. As team members arrived and started their way down to the casualty and ambulance crew in two team vehicles, a passing member of the public had picked the crew and casualty up in their 4x4. After speaking with the ambulance crew they were happy for us to stand down.


Date: Mon 12 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 13

Parkin Clough

Incident -12 Monday 12th February 2024 15:38hrs. A request for assistance via Derbyshire Constabulary to an injured walker. The casualty had slipped on very wet and muddy ground at the top of Parkin Clough below Winn Hill, and had consequently suffered a painful ankle injury. Several team members were in Hathersage, so were quickly on scene at the RV,  Within 15 mins of arrival, the first team member was with the casualty and friend to give initial care. Despite the very boggy conditions, a team Landrover was able to drive close to the location with more team members and kit, so further treatment and packaging could commence.  Others endured the Parkin Clough challenge on foot. The two walkers had been there for some time and were beginning to feel the effects of the cold conditions, so that was also a priority to stop the effects of the cold getting any worse. Once we were happy that everything was under control, we preceded to evacuate by stretcher down to Ladybower Dam wall to the awaiting East Midlands Ambulance Service crew for transportation to Northern General Hospital. All done for 17:21hrs but back to base for a clean up and replenish of kit


Date: Sun 11 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 20

Mam Tor Ridge

Incident 11 - Sunday 11th February 2024 11:02hrs. Derbyshire Constabulary requested our assistance to a walker with a suspected fractured ankle on the Great Ridge above Castleton today. With our equipment checking underway at base, team members were very quickly on scene via Only Grange Farm. After an initial assessment and strong analgesia, the offending ankle was realigned and splinted. The walker was placed on a Mountain Rescue stretcher and evacuated back to the farm to the East Midlands Ambulance crew for transportation to Sheffield Northern General Hospital and further treatment.     


Date: Sat 10 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 19

Higgar Tor

Incident 10 - Saturday 10th February 2024 12.15hrs We were called directly by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to reports of a walker who had taken a potentially sizeable fall from the rocks at the southern end of Higgar tor . Although the fall wasn’t witnessed a passing Mountain Leader was able to provide initial first aid as the incident was passed through to us . Due to the potential for serious injuries Helimed 98 (Yorkshire Air Ambulance) was also dispatched and arrived at roughly the same time as the first team members.  The casualty was treated for their injuries before being stretcher to the Helicopter for a flight to Northern General Hospital; accompanied by one of our team doctors.  


Date: Wed 07 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 16

Baslow Edge

Incident 9 - Wednesday 7th February 2024 1607hrs A request from Derbyshire Constabluary to an elderly dog walker who became stuck on the rocks below Baslow Edge while trying to retrieve their dog that had decided to go off piste slightly. Due to the possibility of the person slipping and causing at the least an injury, team members were very quickly on scene. Initially two local team members arrived just ahead of the main draft of responders. They were able to take control of the situation and with a team dog whisperer and chaperone, the person was able to be helped from their predicament and back to the safety of the edge path, non the worse for the experience. 


Date: Tue 06 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 13

Padley Gorge

Incident 8 - Tuesday 6th February 2024 12:01hrs.   A walker slipped on wet and muddy ground while walking with friends in the Padley Gorge area of Longshaw. Local team members were swiftly on scene followed by the other team members with the necessary kit. After assessment for a isolated ankle injury, the walker was given mild analgesia and placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and conveyed down to the station car park at Grindleford.  Fortunately a member of the family was able to self convey to hospital for further treatment.


Date: Tue 30 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 1

Shipley Wood

Dog Callout 5  -  Tuesday 30th January 2024  0413hrs Search dog Dottie and her handler assisted Derby MRT with an incident near Ilkeston.   


Date: Sun 28 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 16

Moscar Lodge

Incident 7 - Sunday 28th January 2024, 13.15 hrs Just as team member were returning from incident number 006 we received another call; this time to attend to a fallen walker on the Moscar estate above the A57.  Team members redeployed from our base plus other locations in the Hope valley to RV at Cutthroate Bridge before deploying onto the hill.  The casualty was located behind a stile and stone wall suffering from a painful upper leg injury. They were given strong pain relief before being packaged in a MR stretcher and evacuated back down to the A57 to meet another waiting ambulance. 


Date: Sun 28 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 23

White edge lodge

Incident 6 - Sunday 28th January 2024, 11.30 hrs We were called to assist East Midlands ambulance service who were responding to reports of a walker suffering from a serious medical incident near to White Edge Lodge on the Longshaw estate.  Luckily a large number of team members were available and the incident wasn’t too far from the lodge; enabling a rapid evacuation back to the waiting ambulance and on to hospital for further treatment. 


Date: Sun 21 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 17

Only Grange Farm

Incident 5 - Sunday 21st January 2024, 09.30 hrs The team were called by our PDMRO Duty Controller to reports of a walker who had slipped on muddy ground above Only Grange Farm and sustained a lower leg injury as a result.  As most of the team were at base attending our annual casualty care training course, we were quickly on scene.  Once on scene the walker was treated for their injury before being placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and conveyed back to a waiting ambulance from East Midlands Ambulance Service and on-ward transport to hospital for further treatment.      


Date: Sat 13 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 2

Tintwistle

Dog Callout 5,  13th February 2023 1348hrs Search dog Ebba was called to assist Glossop MRT with an incident at Tintwistle


Date: Thu 11 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 1

Pen Yr Old Wen, North Wales

Dog Call 3  -  11th January 2024  0500hrs Search dog Hope called to assist in a multi team search on Pen Yr Old Wen in North Wales. 


Date: Sat 06 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 18

Thornbridge

Incident 4 - Saturday 6th January 2024, 1625 hrs A local walker out enjoying the crisp clear January day walking near Thornbridge slipped an fell awkwardly on some mud, sustaining a painful ankle injury. Passing walkers came to their aid and mountain rescue help was summoned. Team members were still at base tidying up from incident 3 so were able to hop into the team vehicles and assist the casualty.  they were given strong pain relief, the injury splinted and carried back on a mountain rescue stretcher to the waiting ambulance. 


Date: Sat 06 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 16

Back Tor

Incident 3 - Saturday 6th January 2024, 1330 hrs A dry and sunny day brought crowds of people out to enjoy the weather and it wasn’t long before we were requested by Derbyshire police to attend to an incident near Back Tor on the great ridge .  A walker had taken a slip and suffered a painful lower leg injury. Luckily a number of team members were already at our base in Hope and were able to rapidly travel to Only Grange farm before climbing to the ridge and locating the informants. The casualty was given strong pain relief before their leg was splinted and they were then packaged and sledged back down to the farm for onward transport to hospital.  A big thank you to the farmer at Only Grange for helping us park on his property.       


Date: Wed 03 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 3

Saddleworth Moor

Dog Callout 2   3rd January 2024  0700hrs  Search Dogs  Ebba, Hope and Dottie were called to assist in a large multi team search for a missing hillwalker on the Saddleworth Moors.   


Date: Mon 01 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 15

Mam Farm

Incident 2 - Monday 1st January 2024, 17:02hrs The team were contacted by the PDMRO controller to assist a walker who had taken a tumble near to Mam Farm, on the way down from the Mam Tor ridge. Team members were at base tidying up from incident 1, so were quickly on scene. The casualty was treated for a lower leg injury and was stretchered to the road head. They were able to be conveyed to a local hospital by their walking companion.  For the team - back to base for more kit cleaning! 


Date: Mon 01 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 17

Moss Road

Incident 1 - 1st January 2024 13:40hrs. A couple out walking over Totley Moor with their dog, had a chance encounter with a small herd of cows. One of the group  unfortunately found themselves between the cow and dog and sustained lower leg fracture. We were able to drive to the side of the lady who was being assisted by several other walkers fortunately one was a nurse.  Helimed 98 the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air ambulance was also tasked. After been given strong analgesia, the ankle was splinted by team members. A short journey to the helicopter on a mountain rescue stretcher and the lady was on her way to Sheffield Northern General Hospital trauma unit for further treatment.    


Date: Mon 01 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 3

Cross Fell

Dog Callout 1  1st January 2024   Search Dogs Ebba and Flo along with their handlers and a team member acting as navigator travelled to assist Penrith MRT with a large scale search for a missing fell runner.   


Date: Sun 31 Dec 2023

Team members involved: 4

Midhope Moors

Dog Callout 13 - 31st December 2023 14:38 Search dogs Hope, Ebba and Dottie responded to a request by Woodhead MRT in the search for a missing walker on the Midhope Moors. 


Date: Sun 31 Dec 2023

Team members involved: 19

Blackamoor

Incident 147 - Sunday 31st December 2023 11:30hrs. A lady walking her dog and taking advantage of the brief lull in our recent glorious weather, took a tumble and sustained a possible break to a lower leg. A passing group of walkers went to the ladies aid and phoned the police to request Mountain Rescue.  A quick response was assisted by the first group of team members being able to drive to the casualty site to give pain relief and splinting to the offending limb. As more team members arrived on scene with kit, the lady was placed onto a team stretcher and conveyed back to Stoney Ridge car park to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew for transportation to Sheffield Northern General Hospital.         


Date: Sat 23 Dec 2023

Team members involved: 18

Mam Tor Face

Incident 146 - Saturday 23rd December 2023, 14:11 hrs   The team were called by Derbyshire Constabulary following reports of a walker stuck on the face of Mam Tor. A fellow walker had spotted the gentleman making his way onto the unstable ground of the face, before seemingly becoming cragfast, and not moving position for some 45 minutes. The observer called the police who passed the detail onto Edale MRT via thr PDMRO controller. Local team members were rapidly on scene, with one at the foot of the crag to establish "eyes on" the casualty, whilst a further team member was able to access the face from the ridge at the side and walk to the casualties position. With some coaching and a confidence rope the casualty was walked to safety and escorted off the hill. This is the second incident within the space of a few months, in an almost identical position. Mam Tor face is very unstable, and not a place to go exploring. The risk of becoming stuck, or falling is very high. We would advise all walkers to steer clear of straying onto the face, or the surrounding steep ground. There are numerous spots nearby where fantastic views of the face and surrounding area can be had without putting yourself or others in danger. 


Date: Sun 17 Dec 2023

Team members involved: 15

Woodhead Assist (Windy Bank)

Incident 145 - Sunday 17th December 2023 14:12hrs. Our Duty Team Leader was called by our neighbouring team Woodhead Mountain Rescue to assist them with a walker on the shores of Agden Reservoir.  The walker, a young man, had slipped on muddy ground sustaining a suspected dislocation/fracture of the knee. A crew from Yorkshire Ambulance Service was also in attendance and once the walker was treated for his injury, he was placed on a Mountain Rescue Stretcher before being conveyed back to a waiting ambulance for onward transportation to hospital and further treatment. 


Date: Sat 16 Dec 2023

Team members involved: 22

Stanage

Incident 144 - Saturday 16th December 2023 15:29hrs The team were called by our PDMRO Duty Controller to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with a fallen climber on Stanage.  The climber, who had taken a 6m fall, had landed on his stomach and was unable to move. Team members were quickly on scene to carry out a primary survey and found that the climber had sustained a back injury and suspected pelvic injury.  Due to the nature of their injuries, Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance were requested and Helimed 54 was quickly on scene along with a crew from East Midlands Ambulance Service. Once the climber was treated for their injuries they were placed on a Mountain Rescue stretcher and conveyed back to the waiting ambulance for onward transportation to Sheffield Northern General Hospital and further treatment.  


Date: Fri 15 Dec 2023

Team members involved: 20

Nether Tor

Incident 143 - Friday 15th December 2023 16:05hrs The team were called by our duty controller to assist Derbyshire Constabulary with a vulnerable male walker benighted on the lower southern slopes of Kinder Scout. The walker was located using our phone find technology and verbal contact was made to establish his condition, with no reported injuries he was advised to stay at his current location and wait for help to arrive. As is sometimes necessary in these situations, we requested a police presence to accompany team members onto the hill.  Once deployed, we were soon with the benighted walker and were able walk him back to Edale village where the police helped him further and ensured a safe onward journey.  


Date: Sun 03 Dec 2023

Team members involved: 9

Curbar

Incident 142 - Sunday 3rd December 2023 12:06hrs A request to attend a RTA in the Curber area where a vehicle with three occupants had gone through a wall after skidding on ice, one of the occupants suffered multiple injuries as a result. A local team member was made aware of the incident by a resident and was quickly on scene providing assistance to the injured party. In attendance was Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, Basics Doctor, (who is also a team doctor), East Midlands Ambulance Service and a crew from HART.  It was thought that our assistance may be required to evacuate the casualty back to the ambulance so a few team members already in the area were asked to attend.  As the rescue started to unfold, it was decided that our assistance was not required so no further involvement from Mountain Rescue.  


Date: Thu 30 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 14

Cavedale

Incident 141 - Thursday 30th November 2023 09:04hrs Less than 24 hours from our last incident in Cavedale, we received a call from East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist them with evacuating a walker from the same area.  The walker, while out with a group of friends had fallen on icy ground sustaining a leg injury. First team members arriving on scene were met by the ambulance crew who were treating the walker for their injuries.  Once treated, they were placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and conveyed back to the waiting ambulance for onward transport to hospital and further treatment.


Date: Wed 29 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 13

Cavedale

Incident 140 - Wednesday 29th November 2023 13:05hrs. We were called by Derbyshire Constabulary to attend to a walker who had fallen on icy ground in the lower area of Cavedale, sustaining a leg injury. As the location was on our operational border, we carried out a joint deployment with Buxton MRT.  The walker, who was out with family and friends, was quickly located and pain relief given before splinting the injured leg. They were then conveyed back to a waiting ambulance from East Midlands Ambulance Service for onward transport to Stepping Hill Hospital and further treatment.


Date: Thu 23 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 14

Winnats Pass

Incident 139 - Thursday 23rd November 2023 23:40hrs. Request from Derbyshire Constabulary to a injured walker. A local man had taken a tumble while walking on very steep ground in the Speedwell Cavern area of Winnats Pass. After the team controller spoke with the gentleman, he appeared to have fallen onto a rocky outcrop and was complaining of back pain and lack of sensation in his legs. Team members were quickly on scene where after an assessment of his injuries, he was secured onto a team stretcher to be carried back down the slope to a awaiting East Midlands Ambulance Crew for onward transportation and further assessment at Stepping Hill hospital. 


Date: Tue 21 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 10

Somersall

Incident 138 - Tuesday 21st November 2023 20:43hrs The team was contacted by Derbyshire Constabulary to assist in a search for a vulnerable person in the Chesterfield area.  A limited number of team members were deployed including Search dog Ebba, Search dog Griff and his handler from Derby MRT also attended. After an area of interest had been searched without locating the person we were stood down just after midnight. 


Date: Sun 19 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 13

Upper Cavedale

Incident 137 -Sunday 19th November 2023 13:00hrs We were called by Derbyshire Police to attend to a fallen walker with a lower leg injury in the upper reaches of Cavedale . As the location was on our operational border we carried out a joint deployment with Buxton MRT.  The walker, who was from a large organised group, was quickly located and their ankle injury was splinted. They were then evacuated back towards Rowter Farm to meet their group transport which was going to take them on to a more local hospital in the Liverpool area. 


Date: Sat 18 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 14

Beighton

Incident 136 - Saturday 18th November 2023 15:55hrs We were called alongside the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Fire and Rescue to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service with reports of a individual who had fallen on a body of water on the edge on Beighton and reported as suffering from serious medical issues.  Fortunately as we were mobilising we received reports that they had been recovered to a waiting ambulance and we were stood down. 


Date: Wed 15 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 15

Howden Edge

Incident 135 - Wednesday 15th November 2023 15:55hrs. Our second call of the day saw the team being called to a lost walker on moorlands above Fairholmes.  The walker, with an adventurous spirit, was out for a day's walk but due to the changing daylight and poor weather conditions became unaware of his whereabouts and dialled 999 asking for our assistance. Using our phone find technology we managed to locate the walker in an area above Howden Reservoir but unable to make any verbal contact with him. While there were no reported injuries, we had very limited information which left us with a few unknowns.  We sent a section of team members in a 4X4 vehicle who were able to drive within a few Kilometres of his reported location. Further team members were waiting nearby on the off chance the walker had decided not to wait but to continue walking trying to stay warm, which would then potentially lead to searching a wider area. After a prolonged time with several attempts to call him, perseverance finally paid off and we managed to make contact, thankfully he seemed in good spirits and not moved from his first reported location. Once we reached the walker, who was protecting himself from the elements the best he could, he was placed under a shelter tent for further protection and assessed by one of our team doctors.  Once assessed and provided with warm clothing he was walked back to the vehicle and transported back to Fairholmes.  Thankfully a good friend of the walker was able to meet him and provide transport to a nice warm house. We would always encourage people to take to the outdoors and enjoy the many benefits it has to offer. However, it can be an unforgiving place to be for the unprepared, so above all, we would strongly advise people to have adequate equipment along with sufficient provisions and a fully charged mobile phone and spare charger when venturing into the countryside. Our young friend from today's incident, without any prompting from us, realised the error of his ways and vowed that he would be more prepared for his next adventure, we wished him many safer ones to come.


Date: Wed 15 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 6

Low Bradfield

Incident 134 - Wednesday 15th November 2023 12:23hrs. The team were called to assist Woodhead MRT and Yorkshire Ambulance Service with a elderly walker who had unfortunately fallen sustaining a lower leg injury. When we arrived on scene, the walker was being treated for their injury by a crew from Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Once treated the casualty was placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and conveyed back to the road side where they were placed in the Ambulance for onward transport to hospital and further treatment.  


Date: Sat 04 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 17

Bretton

Incident 133 - Saturday 4th November 2023 13:18hrs. On a wet cold afternoon the team was called by EMAS to assist a walker with an ankle injury near Bretton Clough. The walker who lived locally was out for a walk with their three dogs when they slipped on the wet ground. The walker was given some pain relief and had the guilty leg splinted under the watchful eye of  their three faithful companions.  One in particular was not keen to leave their owner and consequently had to packed on the stretcher as well.  Which given the weather was better than a heat blanket.  The injured walker and dog were then stretchered back to our vehicle before being transferred to an ambulance, where they went their separate ways.  One to the hospital and one back home.  It was then off to base to hang wet kit out to dry and restock the vehicles with dry . 


Date: Sun 29 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 15

Higger Tor

Incident 132 - Sunday 29th October 2023 14:39hrs. The team was contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a medical incident on Higger Tor.  Paramedics were already on scene and dealing with a walker but required assistance evacuating the walker back to the road.  However in the end the walker was well enough to make their own way back to the road and an ambulance, without the need for a stretcher evacuation.   


Date: Mon 23 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 5

Derwent valley

Incident 131 - Monday 23rd October 2023 19:22hrs. A request from our Peak District Mountain Rescue controller via Derbyshire Constabulary to help a family who became benighted up the Derwent Valley. Four local team members and two team vehicles were despatched to go to the families aid. The team arrived with the family within 40 mins of the call out. The family of five and the family dog were all in good spirits, just tired after a long day out. A quick drive back down to Fairholmes to their car and all done within the hour.  


Date: Sat 21 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 3

Duffield

Incident 130  Saturday October 21st 2023 14:45hrs. The water team were deployed to Duffield near Derby, to support other emergency services in the area with severe flooding.


Date: Fri 20 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 12

Castleton

Incident 129  - Friday 20th October 2023 19:20hrs Along with Buxton MRT we were called to assist with a flooding incident in Castleton. This was quickly resolved and both teams were stood down.  


Date: Fri 20 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 15

Stanage

Incident 128  - Friday 20th October 2023 10:20hrs. A member of the public had been at Hooks Car the previous evening and witnessed the occupant of a car walking up to Stanage Edge with little kit.  On their return to the carpark the following morning the car was still there which caused concern. After doing some background checks on the car it was decided to search the base of the crag incase the occupant had been night climbing and had taken a fall.  As the team were on route the police were able to make contact with the car owner and establish that they were fit, well and required no assistance.  A false alarm with very good intent, thank you to the member of the public for their concern and subsequent actions. 


Date: Wed 18 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 15

Burbage North

Incident 127  - Wednesday 18th October 2023 16:48hrs. A request from Derbyshire Constabulary to a fallen climber at Burbage North. An unfortunate end to an evening climb when one of the climbers took a three metre fall sustaining a suspected back injury. As team members were starting to arrive, first team members on scene started the primary survey where further injuries were suspected. Due to the nature of their injuries, our colleagues from Yorkshire Air Ambulance were also tasked but unfortunately due to low cloud in the area were unable to land which meant a road ambulance had to be deployed to this incident. After strong analgesia, a pelvic binder was applied to support and protect the pelvis.  The casualty was then stretchered and conveyed back to the road side before being placed in a road ambulance for onward transport to Sheffield Northern General Hospital and further treatment.


Date: Mon 16 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 12

Bamford

Incident 126  - Monday 16th October 2023 14:08hrs. Whilst dealing with incident 125, the team took another call for our second incident of the day. We were asked to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with a gentleman who was suffering with a medical emergency in the fields above Bamford village. As we were almost finished with the previous incident, some team members were freed up to assist other team members who were making their way to the incident.  After an assessment by the crew from East Midlands Ambulance Service, the gentleman was placed on a Mountain Rescue stretcher and conveyed back to a waiting ambulance for onward transport to hospital and further treatment.


Date: Mon 16 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 10

Mam Nick

Incident 125 - Monday 16th October 2023 13:09hrs. A couple enjoying the beautiful weather walking below Mam Nick, had their walk cut short when the gentleman slipped and injured his ankle.  After an assessment by team members, pain relief was administered and the injured leg splinted. Once splinted the gentleman was placed on a Mountain Rescue stretcher and conveyed to road side before being handed over into the care of the responding ambulance crew for onward transport to Hospital and further treatment.


Date: Sun 15 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 10

Bamford Moor

Incident 124 - Sunday 15th October 2023 13:37hrs. A couple enjoying the beautiful weather walking above Ladybower, had their walk cut short when the lady slipped and injured her ankle. We were ask to assist by East Midlands Ambulance Service with team members responding from base and home. After an assessment by team members, pain relief was administered and the injured leg splinted. Then followed a steep slippery descent back down into Heatherdene car park, where the walker was passed over into the care of the responding ambulance crew. 


Date: Sat 14 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 14

Lady Cannings

Incident 123 - Saturday 14th October 2023 12:53hrs. A request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to an incident in Lady Cannings plantation.  A mountain biker on one of the routes, collided with a tree, resulting in a head injury. After a check up by the Yorkshire air ambulance service doctor, it was decided that the gentleman could be walked to a team vehicle to be conveyed to the awaiting Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew for forward transport to the Sheffield Northern General Hospital.