Date: Fri 21 Feb 2020

Team members involved: 15

High Neb Stanage

Incident 10 - Friday 21st February 2020, 16:15hrs A young person out for an afternoons walk along Stanage with a group aggravated an existing ankle injury near High Neb. Unable to weight bare and with strong winds buffeting them they managed to take refuge in the old stone shelter before requesting assistance from mountain rescue. Team members made the walker comfortable before carrying them down to Dennis Knoll for transport home.

Date: Sat 08 Feb 2020

Team members involved: 10

Mam Tor old road

Incident 9 - Saturday 8th February 2020, 15:45hrs. A call came into the team from Derbyshire Police to respond to a fallen walker below Mam Tor. As part of our joint snatch arrangements, Buxton MRT were also deployed with the first vehicles and personnel locating the informant on the broken road above Castleton. The casualty was then quickly located on a footpath leading up to Mam Tor suffering from a suspected broken ankle and the effects of the cold . Team members provided pain relief, reduced the fracture, splinted their lower leg and evacuated the walker by stretcher down to the waiting ambulance. Team members and vehicles then returned to our base in Hope to replace and re-pack the kit used during the incident.

Date: Wed 05 Feb 2020

Team members involved: 9

Whinstone Lee Tor

Incident 8 - Wednesday 5th February 2020, 12:13 hrs. The team received a call from the PDMRO duty controller to assist a walker who’d suffered a collapse somewhere on the edges above Ladybower Reservoir. Phone find technology was used to precisely determine the casualties location, where they were being cared for by the rest of their walking party. Local team members were rapidly on scene and assessed the casualty. Due to the information received on the initial call an air ambulance was requested and arrived shortly after our team members with the casualty. If the air ambulance had not been able to reach the casualty it would have necessitated a stretcher carry off the hill - Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist in case of this eventuality. Fortunately, plan A worked and the casualty was flown to the Northern General Hospital by Helimed 54.

Date: Fri 31 Jan 2020

Team members involved: 13

Coombs Dale

Incident 7 - Friday 31st January 2020 15:48hrs. A request via the PDMRO controller from Derbyshire Constabulary to an incident above Coombs Dale near to Stoney Middleton. A runner had happened to come across a walker out with their dog who had slipped on a steep and muddy path. The walker was in a lot of pain and getting cold. The team were mobilised by the team duty leader and were on scene within thirty minutes of the call out text being enabled. A shelter tent to get the patient warm was set up and strong analgesia was administered by a team paramedic. Once stabilised they were packaged on to a mountain rescue stretcher and managed down the hillside which proved to be a particular challenging ascent due to the narrow track and the extremely slippy conditions. Once down to the road head the casualty was handed over to East Midlands Ambulance Service for further assessment and onward transportation to Sheffield Northern General Hospital.

Date: Tue 28 Jan 2020

Team members involved: 14

Margery Hill

Incident 6 - Tuesday 28th January 2020 15:20hrs A request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to an incident on the Derwent Moors near to Margery Hill. Two walkers out for a refreshing days walk got into difficulties when one of them slipped and injured their ankle rendering them unable to walk. Due to the deteriorating weather conditions it was decided to request the assistance of the air ambulance. Helimed 99 from Yorkshire Air Ambulance lifted and were able to land at the casualty RV within a very short time. As the team were getting ready at Fairholmes to go up and escort the walking companion off the hill it was established that they were confident to walk back to Langsett where the car was parked. The team controller kept in contact with the walker until it was established they were safe and back to the car, Our colleagues at Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team sent a team member to confirm and meet the walker at Langsett visitor Centre. Helimed 99 flew the casualty in to Sheffield NGH for further assessment and treatment.

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