IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 999 ASK FOR THE POLICE THEN MOUNTAIN RESCUE

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Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019

Team members involved: 14

Mam Tor

Incident 102 - Monday 16th September 2019, 18:30hrs Whilst the previous incident was ongoing, we were called by East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist a walker who was having an allergic reaction. Those already on the great ridge made their way along to mam tor, with further team members along with Buxton Mountain Rescue Team heading directly towards Mam Tor. The initial location information was vague, so the team leader phoned the farm house where the informant had run down to place the original 999 call. Demonstrating typical Derbyshire resilience and innovation, the farmer had driven his 4x4 vehicle directly to the walkers and evacuated them down to the farm house. Having established this, the ambulance resources were re-directed to the farm, and the mountain rescue teams stood down. Having the local knowledge and capability undoubtedly saved a great deal of time, so a huge thank you to the farmer!


Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019

Team members involved: 11

Back Tor Sheep

Incident 101 - Monday 16th September 2019, 16:00 hrs The team were contacted by Derbyshire constabulary regarding reports of a lamb stuck on the cliff face of Back tor on the Great Ridge above Castleton. Whilst we would normally undertake these rescues after working hours, there had been a number of reports of members of the public trying to climb on to the face to get to the lamb. With that in mind we deployed a section of team members to rescue the lamb using our rope system. Back Tor, along with Mam Tor has a very unstable shale rock face - it is unsuitable for climbing. If you see and animal in difficulty do not put yourself at risk - call the police who can coordinate appropriate assistance.


Date: Sun 15 Sep 2019

Team members involved: 17

High Neb

Incident 100 - Sunday15th September 2019, 1140hrs A climber fell approximately 4m whilst attempting a route on the High Neb area of Stanage. A number of team members were in the locality as we were providing safety cover for the Stanage Struggle fell race which resulted in a swift response to the incident. After treatment from team casualty carers the climber was evacuated back down to the road at Dennis Knoll and handed over to the East Midlands Ambulance Service for ongoing care and transportation to hospital.


Date: Sat 14 Sep 2019

Team members involved: 13

Birchens edge

Incident 99 - Saturday 14th September 2019, 1826hrs The team were just packing up the kit from the Nine edges event when they were made aware of a fallen climber with a leg injury on Birchens edge. The climbers friends had made a valiant effort to get the climber down to the road, and by the time the team met them, were only a few hundred yards from tarmac! The team assisted the final stage, and ensured the climber was taken for assessment in a local ED.


Date: Sat 07 Sep 2019

Team members involved: 13

Manners Woods, Bakewell

Incident 98 - 7th September 2019 1311hrs The second call of the day to a mountain biker who had taken a tumble descending a track through the plantation. After treatment by an EMAS paramedic we evacuated the biker back up through the woods to an ambulance.


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