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Date: Sun 14 Aug 2022

Team members involved: 18

Stanage

Incident 90 - Sunday 14th August 2022 20:17hrs. A request from East Midlands Ambulance Service to an incident near to Robin Hoods cave below Stanage Edge. A walker had fallen 5 metres from the edge to the rocks below. A team doctor was first on scene alongside medics from helimed 54, Derbyshire Rutland & Leicestershire Air Ambulance. The casualty was given pain relief and was treated for a painful open fracture and other possible fractures of the leg. He was then splinted and packaged on to our stretcher, and carried back down to the waiting land ambulance for conveyance to Sheffield Northen General Hospital. Due to rapidly fading light, the Helimed was released to return to its base. Team members then returned to base to decontamination our equipment.


Date: Sun 14 Aug 2022

Team members involved: 17

North Burbage

Incident 89 - Sunday 14th August 12:47 hrs A request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a fallen climber at Burbage North. Several team members were at base so could respond to the scene fairly quickly. Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service were also on scene alongside one of our team doctors. The climber had several injuries which were stabilised on scene before being evacuated back to Burbage North for onward transportation with a land crew to Sheffield Northen General Hospital for further treatment.


Date: Sun 07 Aug 2022

Team members involved: 21

Millstone Edge

Incident - 88 Sunday 7th August 2022 17:30hrs. Shortly after incident 87 and all the equipment used from that had been rechecked. Another call from our duty controller, this time to a climber on Millstone Edge who had taken a four metre fall, sustaining a lower leg injury. As several team members were still at base we were able to deploy quickly and arrive on scene in a short space of time. Once on scene the climber was assessed and treated for their injuries. Once treated they were placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and conveyed back to a waiting Ambulance from the East Midlands Ambulance Service and onward transport to the Northern General Hospital and further treatment. Several team members then returned back to base to check and restock equipment. Thank you to the vehicle drivers ar Surprise View for their patience while we had to temporary shut a lane down for safety reasons.


Date: Sun 07 Aug 2022

Team members involved: 19

Hollin Clough

Incident - 87 Sunday 7th August 2022 14:19hrs. Several team members were at base carrying out the usual monthly equipment checks and enjoying Bacon butties and a BBQ when a call came from our duty controller. The call was for a walker in the Fairholmes area who had taken a fall sustaining a suspected fractured wrist. Fortunately we were able to drive one of our 4x4 vehicles along a farm track arriving on scene quickly. The walker was given pain relief before the wrist was splinted. They were then placed in the back of our vehicle and transported back to the car park for onward transport to Northern General Hospital and further treatment. A big thank you to the food kiosk at Fairholmes for the free supply of ice cream to team members.


Date: Sat 06 Aug 2022

Team members involved: 14

Mam Tor

Incident - 86 Saturday 6th August 2022 13:33hrs. Along with Buxton MRT we attended a walker who has slipped and sustained an ankle injury on the approach to Mam Tor. Team members were quickly on scene and the walker was brought back down to the road for onward transport to hospital.


Date: Fri 05 Aug 2022

Team members involved: 7

Broadlee Bank, Edale

Incident - 85 Friday 5th August 2022 14:00hrs. The team was called to a walker with an ankle injury on the Pennine Way between Edale and Upper Booth. As is the norm for this area and the day of week we responded in conjunction with Buxton MRT. The injured walker was able to make her own way into Edale with the assistance of two passing walkers, thank you. The first responding members of Buxton Team provided care until the eventual arrival of an ambulance. The remainder of the teams were stood down and returned back to their Friday afternoons.


Date: Tue 02 Aug 2022

Team members involved: 6

Grindslow Knoll

Incident - 84 Tuesday 2nd August 2023 07:59hrs. Two very early risers caught the train to Edale for a walk but unfortunately they became navigationally challenged and required the assistance of mountain rescue. Buxton team were initially alerted and as per normal midweek protocol within our joint operating area, they requested Edale MRT to bolster the numbers. The couple were quickly located using phone technology, and a Buxton section were soon with the pair. After an assessment they were deemed fit and well to be walked off the hill and back to Edale village.


Date: Sat 30 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 2

Alfreton

Dog Callout 3 - 30/07/2022 1830hrs Search dogs Flo and Bolt called to assist Derby MRT with an incident near Alfreton


Date: Mon 25 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 19

Mother Cap

Incident 83 Mow Cap Monday 25th July 2022 20:18 hrs. A request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a walker somewhere around Millstone area. An accurate W3Ws gave us their position near to Mow Cap ( Mother Cap ). Team members made their way to RV at Surprise View car park. A team paramedic who was in the locality was first to the casualty site where he treated for a painful ankle injury. The casualty had bravely attempted to self Rescue, but had to concede defeat due to the pain. After assessment the walker was put onto our mountain rescue stretcher and carried back to the car park where they were able to self convey. Thanks to the two passing walkers who stayed and helped the couple until our arrival.


Date: Sun 24 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 13

Small Clough, Edale

Incident 82 - Sunday 24th July 2022, 14:30hrs For the second day in a row, as we were just starting to sort the damp kit from incident 81 we were called straight to another job; this time towards the western end of the Edale valley and again in partnership with Buxton MRT. A member of a walking group had taken a tumble and sustained a painful ankle injury near Small Clough. One of the group had headed down to the road junction near Barbour Booth to summon help whilst the rest looked after the injured party. Team members deployed straight from our base to Barber Booth and located the walker close to their reported location. The casualty was given pain relief and packaged in a Mountain Rescue Stretcher for the descent to a waiting EMAS ambulance. Team members then returned to our base to sort, clean and restock all the day’s used kit and dry out themselves. Team members also enjoyed the chocolate biscuits donated by casualty 79 after his wife had picked his bike up earlier.


Date: Sun 24 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 23

Stanage Edge

Incident 81 - Sunday 24th July 2022, 12:00hrs The busy period continues: We received a call from the Duty Controller tasking us, alongside the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland air ambulance (HM54) and an EMAS paramedic to a fallen climber near Robin Hood’s cave on Stanage edge. Luckily all our vehicles and a large number of team members were at our base in Hope carrying out an equipment check and were able to deploy rapidly to the incident. Again with the use of a Phone Find the casualty was quickly located and initially treatment commenced for multiple serious injuries. Once stabilised they were then packaged on an MR stretcher and taken down to a waiting EMAS ambulance for onward transport to Hospital.


Date: Sat 23 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 15

Froggatt Edge

Incident 80 - Saturday 23rd July 2022, 11:43hrs Just as we were loading the casualty onto the Helicopter for incident 79 we were alerted to a further job; this time an injured climber on Froggatt Edge. Spare team members were dispatched from Derwent edge, alongside a call for further non-committed team members. However due to the time it would take members to get back to Cuttroate Bridge; Buxton MRT were called in to support. Our first team members were however able to drive a team vehicle along the top track and, alongside EMAS paramedics treated the climber for a nasty broken ankle. The casualty was then packaged on a mountain rescue stretcher and taken back to a waiting ambulance near to the Grouse Pub.


Date: Sat 23 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 16

White Tor

Incident 79 - Saturday 23rd July 2022, 10:33hrs After a another late night / early morning; another incident came in via the duty controller alerting us to a crashed mountain biker somewhere on Derwent Edge. A ‘phone find’ located the casualty at White Tor and being looked after by a passing off duty YAS paramedic. The team deployed equipment and personnel from Cutthroate bridge up onto the edge and our first advanced Casualty carers met with the casualty party and started treatment for a painful shoulder and upper arm injury. Further team members carried stretcher and wheel parts up on to the edge incase of a long carry back however the Derbyshire ,Leicestershire and Rutland air ambulance was luckily able to be dispatched from a prior incident, landing near by and fly the cyclist straight to Sheffield Northern General Hospital.


Date: Fri 22 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 10

Millhouses, Sheffield

Incident 78 - Saturday 23rd July 2022, 00:33hrs A feeling of déjà vu with a call to an injured person down a bank in the middle of the night. This time we were called to assist by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to the Millhouses area of Sheffield. The paramedics on scene treated the person for their injuries before ourselves and a crew from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service got stuck in to getting them up to safety. Due to the steepness of the ground and the distance below the road they had fallen, a rope system was established and attached to our stretcher using the fire appliance as an anchor point. The stretcher was then hauled up to the road where the ambulance was waiting. A great team effort by all involved. For those of our members requiring more beauty sleep from the previous evening hibernation is now the order of the day.


Date: Fri 22 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 13

Hope Cross

Incident 77 - Friday 22nd July 2022, 17:41hrs The team was called by Derbyshire Police to assist a young person on a Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition near Crookstone Barn. The young person had suffered a medical event resulting in them being unable to continue. Fortunately we were able to access the location directly with one of our vehicles via the old Roman Road track. After a checkover by team members they were transported back down to the road and their group leaders.


Date: Fri 22 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 14

Pindale Road, Hope

Incident 76 - Friday 22nd July 2022, 02:50hrs An early morning call to assist East Midlands Ambulance service with a gentleman that had taken a tumble down a steep embankment at the side of the river near Hope. The ambulance crew had treated his injuries but required assistance evacuating him from the location back to their ambulance. Team members were soon on scene after being roused from their beauty sleep, although most could have definitely benefitted from a few more hours... The gentleman was placed in a vacuum mattress and then on our stretcher for a short sharp carry back to the ambulance. It was then back to bed for some or out with the dogs for an early morning walk for others.


Date: Wed 20 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 19

Padley Top

Incident 75 - Wednesday 20th July 2022, 15:23hrs A walker slipped and sustained an injury to their lower leg. The team were called to assist, meeting just above the incident site near lower burbage bridge, near the Longshaw estate. The casualty had been well cared for by National Trust Rangers prior to the teams arrival, so after a quick assessment and splinting of the injury, a short stretcher carry back to the road allowed the casualty to be transported by a friend to hospital. Despite the hottest days being behind us, it’s still warm out there - the moors are tinder dry so please take care - no fires or BBQs! Todays folk were enjoying the countryside responsibly, but the scars from yesterdays blazes remain over the sides of Win Hill.


Date: Sat 16 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 14

Burbage North

Incident 74 - Saturday 16th July 2022 16.56hrs. A call came Yorkshire Ambulance Service with regards to a walker who had fallen and sustained a painful ankle injury. Once it was established the walker had not sustained any further injuries, they were given pain relief and treated for their injury before being placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and conveyed back to a friend’s vehicle and advised to attend their local Hospital for further treatment.


Date: Wed 13 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 8

Longshaw Estate

Incident 73 - Wednesday 13th July 2022 11:08hrs. A call came into our Duty Team Leader from the Peak District MR controller with regards to a walker who had fallen and sustained a painful shoulder injury. Once it was established the walker had not sustained any further injuries, they were given pain relief for their shoulder. The walker was then placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and conveyed back to a friend’s vehicle for onward transport to the Northern General Hospital and further treatment. We would also like to thank Rangers at the Longshaw Estate for their assistance in helping with this incident.


Date: Mon 11 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 6

Grindsbrook

Incident 72 - Monday 11th July 2022 14:45hrs. A call came into our Duty Team Leader from the Peak District MR controller with regards to a hill walker who had collapsed due to the high temperatures somewhere near the top of Grindsbrook. As per our weekday operating arrangement; a joint callout was initiated with Buxton MRT with both team’s members being deployed from the Nags Head in Edale Village. Helimed 54 (Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland air ambulance) was also dispatched having been freed up from its last call at Sheffield Northern General. First team members found the casualty who was being looked after by some passing hill walkers about 100m from the top of Grindsbrook and, alongside the aircrew commenced rapid cooling. It was then quite a hot and strenuous stretcher carry up to the top of the plateau to the waiting helicopter which transported the patient down to the playing fields in Edale and onto a waiting ambulance. Team members were then left to enjoy an early evening walk down around Grindslow knoll back down to the valley. A timely reminder that, with the forecast continuing to give hot and sunny weather for the foreseeable future to take lots of water and to plan carefully if heading out into the hills over the next few days.


Date: Sun 10 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 13

Killamarsh

Incident 71 - Sunday 10th July 2022 17:00hrs. We were called to assist an East Midlands Ambulance Crew with a patient suffering a medical collapse in the Fisheries on the edge of Killamarsh. Although quite some way from our normal operating area, we did have some team members at base at the time and others that could travel directly to the incident thereby providing a timely response. The patient was assisted by team members up the banking to the waiting ambulance.


Date: Sat 09 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 17

Curbar Gap

Incident 70 - Saturday 9th July 2022 16:30hrs. A call from our Duty Controller to respond to reports of a Boulderer who had taken a fall sustaining a lower leg injury. Team members were quickly on scene to give pain relief and splint the leg. Once stable, the Boulderer was packaged and evacuated on a Mountain Rescue stretcher back to a friends car for further on-ward travel and medical assessment. Several team member then returned to base to check and re-stock kit.


Date: Mon 04 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 6

Treeton Search

Incident 69 - Monday 4th July 2022 21:40hrs A late evening call to the team to assist South Yorkshire Police in the search for a high risk vulnerable person. The team were tasked along with one of our search dog handlers, to search a large woodland area close to Treeton Dyke. As team members were arriving on scene to start their search area, information came in that a person had been found by a police search team in the local area. Sadly, 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: Sun 03 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 8

Dinnington Search

Incident 68 - Sunday 3rd July 2022 17:04hrs We were contacted by our neighbouring team Woodhead Mountain Rescue to assist with a search in the Dinnington area of Rotherham for a gentleman reported missing from home. Several team members and search dogs Bolt and Flo responded and were tasked to search paths and woodland areas close the the gentleman's home address After several hours of searching, both Woodhead and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams were stood down awaiting further information from South Yorkshire Police. We hope the gentleman concerned is found safe and well and returned to his family soon.


Date: Sun 03 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 11

Millstone Edge


Date: Sat 02 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 10

Crookstone Knoll

Incident 66 - Saturday 2nd July 2022 16:08hrs A participant in a Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition had injured an ankle on the southern edges of Kinder. After a number of hours of hobbling they had only travelled a short distance and decided to call for assistance at the top of Jaggers Clough. We were able drive high up onto the moor to within a KM of their location which made things easier. Once on scene the young person was placed on our stretcher and carried to the vehicles before being driven back down to the road where they were met by their groups vehicle.


Date: Fri 01 Jul 2022

Team members involved: 13

Chatsworth

Incident 65 - Friday 1st July 2022 19:35hrs The Team was called along with East Midlands Ambulance Service and Helimed 54 to reports of a collapsed walker on the Chatsworth Estate. Unfortunately despite the best efforts of the walkers friends and the Helimed Crew the walkers life could not be saved. The team then evacuated the walker back to the road. Our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. 1st July 2022 19:35hrs


Date: Thu 30 Jun 2022

Team members involved: 5

Grindsbrook

Incident 64 - Thursday 30th June 2022 15:02hrs A request from EMAS to assist with a person suffering from a medical condition in the Meadows at Edale. As usual at this time of day Buxton MRT were also called to assist. Just prior to team members arriving we received the news that the EMAS crew had got the person back into Edale without further assistance being required.


Date: Sun 26 Jun 2022

Team members involved: 13

Derwent Lane

Incident 63 - Sunday 26th June 2022 15:40hrs. Team members had just arrived back at base from the previous incident when we were alerted to a second. Reports came in from the Derbyshire Police of a crashed cyclists somewhere near to the Fairholmes visitor centre, Derwent Valley. Unfortunately (as it quite often the case in that location) phone signal was lost with the informant and so vehicles were dispatched to travel up either side of the reservoir. Luckily the casualty was found, as initially reported, not too far from the main car park and treated for a nasty fractured elbow and a bump to the head. A member of the cyclist's family then kindly volunteered to take them into hospital in their own car; thereby freeing up the allocated ambulance.


Date: Sun 26 Jun 2022

Team members involved: 19

Harrop Lane

Incident 62 - Sunday 26th June 2022 13:47hrs. We were called directly by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with an incident in the Ringinglow area of Sheffield. Two horses had been spooked and thrown their riders; resulting in one sustaining a potentially serious pelvic injury and the other a painful lower bag injury. Luckily by the time we had arrived the ambulance service had managed to reach and treat one of the patients; allowing us to evacuate the other back up to the second waiting ambulance.


Date: Tue 21 Jun 2022

Team members involved: 12

Surprise View

Incident 61 - Tuesday 21st June 2022 00:21hrs. A request from Derbyshire Constabulary to find a lost female. A female who had been dropped off at Surprise View car park earlier in the evening had gone for a walk and had managed to become disoriented with their surroundings, and needed help. After a Sarloc on the females position, we managed to find her position on Hathersage Moor. After a chat on the phone to establish she was not injured, we requested that she stays where she is. A quick stroll up to the position, found the young lady sat on a rock, tired but in good health. She was reunited with her family and the team were able to return to their beds. Sometimes we ask that people be kind and do not make assumptions and leave negative comments, this is one of them.


Date: Tue 21 Jun 2022

Team members involved: 10

Edale Meadows

Incident 60 - Tuesday 21st June 2022 16:38hrs. A request from East Midlands Ambulance Service via the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation Duty Controller. A young walker out on an organised field trip, slipped and dislocated their knee. In a great deal of pain they were unable to continue three walk back into Edale. The East Midlands Ambulance Service crew on scene requested the assistance of mountain rescue to evacuate the casualty back to the village. They were, given pain relief, treated and packaged onto the mountain rescue stretcher, before being conveyed back to the waiting ambulance. In the end the family conveyed the child to hospital in one of their own vehicles, thus freeing up the ambulance for more urgent work. As is usual for midweek jobs, our colleagues from Buxton Mountain Rescue Team helped to bolster the numbers.


Date: Sun 19 Jun 2022

Team members involved: 16

Great Longstone

Incident 59 - Sunday 19th June 2022 11:50hrs. A request from Derbyshire Constabulary to assist with an injured walker on a footpath in Great Longstone. A walker out for a family walk, slipped and injured their ankle, leaving them unable to continue their walk unassisted. An East Midlands Ambulance Service crew reached the casualty first, and they began treatment for a painful ankle injury. As team members arrived shortly behind the crew with the stretcher, it was a straight forward task of packaging the walker onto our mountain rescue stretcher for the relatively short journey back to the waiting ambulance. A memorable Fathers day for the family, we all wish a speedy recovery to the casualty. .


Date: Fri 17 Jun 2022

Team members involved: 14

Grindleford

Incident 58 - Friday 17th June 2022 16:14hrs We were called along with East Midlands Ambulance Service to a walker who was out with friends walking in the Grindleford area. While trying to navigate crossing a small stream, the walker slipped on mossy stones falling into the stream and sustaining a leg injury along with cuts and bruises. The walker was treated for their injuries by a member of the East Midlands Ambulance Service crew before being placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and conveyed back to a waiting Ambulance for onward travel to Chesterfield's Calow Hospital and further treatment.


Date: Wed 15 Jun 2022

Team members involved: 9

Millstone Edge

Incident 57 - Wednesday 15th June 2022 13:03hrs We were called to reports of a walker near to Millstone Edge who had been taken unwell. We requested the services of East Midlands Ambulance Service as the seriousness of the walkers condition could not be established at this point. Fortunately a team nurse was close by and quickly on scene. As the walker was being treated for their condition, further team members arrived on scene to assist with treating the casualty and to provide stretcher evacuation should that be necessary. It soon became clear the walker was suffering with the heat and lack of food and drink. Once refuelled and rehydrated the walker was able to walk back to a team vehicle where we transferred them back to their car so they could continue their journey home.


Date: Sat 11 Jun 2022

Team members involved: 15

Longshaw

Incident 56 - Saturday 11th June 2022 12:30hrs We were called alongside the Lincs and Notts air ambulance and the East Midlands Ambulance service to reports of walker in the Longshaw estate who was suffering from a medical collapse. All resources arrived at the estate at roughly the same time and, with the support of the national trust rangers, we were luckily able to drive straight to the casualty site. The walker was then placed in the waiting East Midlands Ambulance for onward transport to Sheffield Northern general hospital.


Date: Wed 08 Jun 2022

Team members involved: 10

Bradfield

Incident 55 - Wednesday 8 June 2022 13:58hrs The team were contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend to a collapsed elderly walker out with a group of friends for an afternoon walk in woodland close to Bradfield. As this was a midweek callout close to our boarder with Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team we requested their assistance to boost numbers. Due to the poor phone signal in the area, we were initially unable to pinpoint the exact location of the casualty using our phone find technology. After further attempts we were able to make contact with one of the party members and establish their exact location. Team members from both Edale and Woodhead arrived on scene to find the elderly walker exhausted but otherwise well. After a well earned rest and some food and drink the walker was able to walk with assistance, and with their walking friends, back to our mountain rescue vehicle where a team doctor was able to carryout a thorough medical assessment before we transported the walker, at their request, in a team vehicle to a local bus stop. After a few minutes wait, the bus arrived and the walker was able to continue their journey home. The friends of the walker were also transported to a local bus stop by Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team members so that they could continue their journey home. We wish the walker and their friends well and hope they have many more pleasant walks in the Peak District.


Date: Tue 07 Jun 2022

Team members involved: 15

Birchin Wood

Incident 54 - Tuesday 7th June 12.14hrs The team were contacted by our duty controller to a walker near the Birchin Wood area of Hathersage. As is our usual practice, first team members arriving on scene carried out a primary survey to establish the extent of the walkers’ injuries. It was quickly confirmed that the walker had slipped on a grassy banking sustaining a painful lower leg injury. With no further injuries suspected the walker was given strong analgesia before the injured leg was placed in a splint. The walker was then conveyed in a team vehicle back to a waiting ambulance from East Midlands Ambulance Service for further treatment and onward travel to the Northern General Hospital.


Date: Fri 03 Jun 2022

Team members involved: 15

Millstone edge

Incident 53 - Friday 3rd June 18:16hrs Request from East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist a fallen climber. The climber had been climbing in the Hells Bells area of Millstone Edge, when he took a 20 foot fall. A team paramedic was first on scene who began treatment for his injuries. Team members arrived at Surprise View car park soon after, where team kit including the stretcher was deployed to the casualty site. His belayer had managed to hold him, but then some of his protection gave way, and thats when he received wrist and back injuries. He was treated for his injuries and given analgesia, before being packaged onto the mountain rescue stretcher for evacuation to the awaiting Ambulance crew for transportation to Chesterfield Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.


Date: Wed 01 Jun 2022

Team members involved: 13

Fairholmes

Incident 52 - Wednesday 1st June 11.39hrs The team were called by our duty controller to a mountain biker on a family day out. The mountain biker had taken a tumble down a steep slope sustaining head injuries. A few team members happened to be at base, which is unusual for a midweek. The team were therefore quickly on scene to carry out a primary survey to ensure no further injuries had been sustained. Once it was clear the casualty had no further injuries, they were treated for the head injury before being placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and conveyed back to a waiting ambulance for further treatment and onward travel to Northern General Hospital. We would also like to say a big thank you to the Peak Park Rangers at Fairholmes for their assistance in dealing with this incident which is always appreciated.


Date: Sat 28 May 2022

Team members involved: 13

Parkin Clough

Incident 51 - Saturday 28th May 2022 13:54hrs. A request from Derbyshire Constabulary via East Midlands Ambulance Service to an injured walker near Ladybower. The walker had taken a tumbling fall into a ravine sustaining head and arm injuries. As the first team members arrived on scene, along with East Midlands Ambulance Crew, the walker was given pain relief and treated for their injuries. As further team members arrived, the walker was placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and conveyed back to the Ambulance for onward travel to the Northern General Hospital for further assessment and treatment Several team members then returned to base to replenish the equipment used.


Date: Mon 23 May 2022

Team members involved: 18

Wiseman Hay Clough

Incident 50 - Monday 23rd May 2022 18:20hrs. A request from Derbyshire Constabulary via East Midlands Ambulance Service to a mountain bike incident at Ladybower. The mountain biker was out with several mates, when he was catapulted over his handlebars and subsequently hit the ground with quite an impact. He had lost consciousness, but had regained consciousness a short while after the impact. As the team arrived, one of our team members commenced the primary survey, where he was found to be suffering from possible bilateral broken wrists, facial injury and possible pelvis injury. He was given strong analgesia before being packaged on to the mountain rescue stretcher for the downhill journey back to the track where the ambulance crew had managed to drive to with the guidance of a team member. He was then conveyed to the Sheffield Children's Hospital for further assessment and treatment. Several team members then returned to base to replenish the equipment used.


Date: Sat 21 May 2022

Team members involved: 11

Curbar Edge

Incident 49 - Saturday 21st May 2022 12:50hrs. After incident 48 and its associated media interest; the team were back responding to a more 'routine' incident. A call from Derbyshire police asked us to respond to reports of a walker who had taken a 3m tumble on the crags below Curbar Edge. A team doctor was rapidly on scene followed by further team members and East Midland Ambulance service personnel. The walker was found to be suffering from a painful lower back injury; was given pain relief, packaged and evacuated on a Mountain Rescue stretcher back to the waiting ambulance at Curbar Gap car park.


Date: Thu 19 May 2022

Team members involved: 19

Peak Cavern

Incident 48 - Thursday 19th May 2022 20:50hrs. A late request for assistance via Derbyshire Constabulary to Peak Cavern at Castleton. A gentleman who had travelled to attend the, "Devils Arse" John Shuttleworth concert, had followed his sat nav while walking from his overnight accommodation to the cavern but had somehow managed to end up on a footpath above the cavern. He came into extreme difficulties and slipped, just managing to catch a tree to arrest his fall, inches from a 100ft drop to the cavern floor. Unfortunately the concert had to be cancelled, and people had to be evacuated from the area due to the danger of rocks being dislodged onto the concert goers below. Team members made their way to the top and quickly rigged up a technical rope rescue system. Once this was all in place, a team member was lowered down to the gentlemans position, where he was secured into a rescue nappy. The gentleman had suffered a cut and some bruising above one of his eyes, other than that, he seemed fit and well. The team hauled both the rescuer and the gentleman, back up to the crag top, where he was handed over to an HART paramedic for further assessment. The gentleman did not need further hospital treatment and was given a lift back to his accommodation by a team member. Team stood down at 23:17hrs but some team members returned to our nearby base to sort out all the ropes and hardware.


Date: Tue 17 May 2022

Team members involved: 2

Mam Tor

Incident 47 - Tuesday 17 May 2022 14:30hrs While taking details for incident 46 details were also being taken for a second incident of a person stranded half way up the southern face of Mam Tor, just meters away from incident 46 . Again, as this was a midweek job our neighbouring team Buxton were called to assist. While on-route to both incidents we received further formation to say that the stranded walker had managed to get themselves back to safety and both teams were stood down for incident 47.


Date: Tue 17 May 2022

Team members involved: 11

Little Mam Tor

Incident 46 - Tuesday 17 May 2022 14.30hrs The team were called by the duty controller to an injured walker in the Mam Tor area, as this was a midweek job we called our neighbouring team Buxton to assist. Team members were quickly on scene to carry out a primary survey, give pain relief and treat the casualty for their injuries. After treatment was completed, the injured walker was conveyed back to a waiting Ambulance and Taxi, the taxi was previously arranged by a member of the walking party. At this point the ambulance crew received a priority call which meant they had to be redirected. As the injuries to our casualty were not serious they were placed into the waiting taxi for onward travel to hospital and further treatment.


Date: Mon 16 May 2022

Team members involved: 13

Hagg Wood - Rivelin

Incident 45 - Monday 16th May 2022 19:20hrs. As team members were settling down for the evening a call from the ambulance service came through to assist with an injured person in the Rivelin Valley area. After initial treatment from the ambulance crew the casualty was placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and conveyed back to the ambulance for onward travel to hospital and further treatment.


Date: Sat 14 May 2022

Team members involved: 16

Grindleford search

Incident 44 - Saturday 14th May 2022 08:00hrs. After a full day of searching in the Eyam area earlier in the week and seven days of police enquiries with no further sightings, the search for David Reaney was still ongoing. After speaking with the police search advisor on Friday evening, it was decided that the team would search in and around the Padley Gorge area of Grindleford, somewhere that was very familiar to David. Sixteen team members and two Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England met at Grindleford Station and started their search areas. Whilst the search was on going we received a call from the police search advisor that some clothing had been spotted by a swimmer in the river Derwent, downstream of Froggatt Bridge. We immediately dispatched a team to investigate. Sadly it did turn out to be the gentleman that was missing. Our thoughts are with the gentleman's family and friends at this very sad time. We must also thank Grindleford Station cafe for your kind support for the team with your drinks and food, it is appreciated.


Date: Tue 10 May 2022

Team members involved: 25

Hooks Carr

Incident 43 Tuesday 10th May 2022 17:15hrs While the search at Eyam was still in progress, another call via the Peak District Comtroller came through for a fallen female climber somewhere on Stanage Edge above Hooks Carr car park. After further investigation the person was pin pointed to the track leading from the car park, and turned out to be a walker and not a climber. She was quickly located and treated by a team paramedic for a lower leg injury. Strong analgesia was given before the leg was placed into a splint before being evacuated the short distance back to the car park and handed over to East Midlands Ambulance Service for transport to Sheffield Northern General Hospital and further treatment. Team members then made their way back to Eyam to continue searching for the missing gentleman.


Date: Tue 10 May 2022

Team members involved: 30

Eyam search

Incident 42 - Tuesday 10th May 2022 12:42hrs The team were requested by Derbyshire Constabulary, to search woodland and steep ground in the Eaym area today. An 81yr old gentleman had been reported missing from his home in Eyam by a family member. After nine hours of intense searching in some quite challenging ground areas, unfortunately the gentleman was not located. At this time, there is no intention to carry on tomorrow unless further intelligence comes to light. If anyone does have any information, please contact Derbyshire Police.


Date: Sun 08 May 2022

Team members involved: 22

Crow Chin

Incident 41 - Sunday 8th May 2022 16:43hrs. An unusual call from one of our team members came through to our duty controller. A young man climbing at Crow Chin area of Stanage had taken a fall and injured their ankle and could not weight bear. We are able to self deploy, so were able to get the team moving instantly. Friends climbing in the beautiful afternoon sunshine were climbing on Cleft Buttress when one fell causing his protection to strip out. This caused him to swing into the rock face which impacted on his ankle and caused a very painful injury. The team were with the climbing party quite quickly. After assessment and pain relief, his ankle was splinted before being loaded onto a mountain rescue stretcher for the journey back to Dennis Knoll car park before being handed over to the waiting East Midlands Ambulance Service crew and the onward journey to Chesterfield Royal Hospital for further treatment. All kit was sanitised and reloaded onto the vehicle ready for the next job.


Date: Sat 07 May 2022

Team members involved: 14

Stanage Plantation

Incident 40 - Saturday 7th May 2022 10:30hrs. A mid morning call to a boulderer above Stanage Plantation who had taken a fall and sustained an ankle injury. A number of team members were close by and rapidly located the casualty and commenced initial treatment. Once further team members and equipment arrived the injury was splinted before the boulderer was packaged on a stretcher and evacuated back down to the car park for onward transport to hospital .


Date: Wed 04 May 2022

Team members involved: 7

Mam farm

Incident 39 - Wednesday 4th May 2022 16:59hrs. Team were contacted by the PDMRO duty controller to a report of an injured walker in the Mam Tor/broken road area. Edale MRT attended alongside Buxton MRT where the casualty was quickly located treated and carried out to and awaiting ambulance from East Midlands ambulance service.


Date: Sat 30 Apr 2022

Team members involved: 14

Lawrencefield

Incident 38 - Saturday 30th April 2022 16:50hrs. Just after parking up the vehicles from the previous incident we were called to another climbing incident, this time at Lawrencefield. Fortunately the climber had landed in a less awkward position than on our previous visit to the crag. However, they had sustained a very nasty ankle injury. Immediate care and pain relief was provided by an EMAS responder before we packaged them up and transported them back to the road.


Date: Sat 30 Apr 2022

Team members involved: 18

Bamford Edge

Incident 37 - Saturday 30th April 2022 14:15hrs. The team was called to Bamford Edge to reports of a climber with a leg injury below Great Tor. On arrival he had indeed sustained a leg injury, however it was how the injury came about that causes concern. A boulder had been deliberately thrown off the top of the crag towards the climbers by a group of males. Whether they knew there was anyone underneath is not known as they ran off before they could be apprehended. Fortunately the climber was wearing a helmet which took a glancing blow before hitting his leg. Without the helmet or if he had been hit more fully on the head, things could have been a whole lot different and serious. The climbers leg injury was dealt with and he was evacuated down to an ambulance on New Road. This type of behaviour is totally irresponsible and could have had potentially fatal consequences. It has been reported to the police Do not throw rocks over the edge of crags and cliffs.


Date: Fri 29 Apr 2022

Team members involved: 9

Forge Dam

Incident 36 - Friday 29th April 2022 17:34hrs. A call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a casualty near to Forge Dam in the Porter Valley area. As team members were responding in their own vehicles and team vehicles, further enquiries by the team leader to the ambulance crew on the ground, led to us being stood down on-route. The casualty had experienced a medical episode, regained consciousness and was able to walk to the ambulance witht he aid of the crew. A quick and good outcome, and we wish the casualty a speedy recovery.


Date: Mon 25 Apr 2022

Team members involved: 15

Mam Tor

Incident 35 - Monday 25th April 19:50hrs We were contacted by our duty controller with regards to a crashed paraglider near the summit of Mam Tor. Due to the location near our operational area boarder, Buxton MRT were also called Our first team members along with a Buxton paramedic were on scene quickly to find the paraglider on his feet and walking. After a thorough primary survey and with no serious injuries found the paraglider was then walked back to a friends vehicle and advised to attend the Northern General Hospital just as a precautionary measure.


Date: Sat 23 Apr 2022

Team members involved: 2

New Mills

Dog Callout 2 - 23/04/2022 2145hrs Searchdog Bolt called to assist Kinder MRT with a search for a vulnerable person in the New Mills Area.


Date: Sat 23 Apr 2022

Team members involved: 11

Stanage (Trig)

Incident 34 - Saturday 23rd April 2022 12:20 hrs We were called by East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist with a walker who had taken a tumble in the crags below Stanage trig point. First team members and vehicles arrive at the same time as an EMAS paramedic and quickly locate the casualty who was suffering from a painful lower leg injury and the effects of a particularly cold wind. They were given strong analgesia before being splinted and package inside a heavy weight casualty bag for the stretcher ride back to the Cowper Stone layby and a waiting ambulance.


Date: Thu 21 Apr 2022

Team members involved: 16

Bolehill Quarry

Incident 33 - Thursday 21/4/2022 12:00hrs. A lone climber, using a self belaying technique fell while soloing in Bolehill Quarry above Grindleford. As he was on Pool Wall he slipped and fell approximately seven metres and landed painfully onto the ledge above the pool. He managed to roughly report his location to the emergency services which helped us to finally locate him. First team members down to his position assessed his injuries, which appeared to be isolated to his right hip. He was given pain relief and made comfortable while the crag system was being prepared for the lower down to the quarry floor. He was packaged onto the stretcher and lowered with the aid of tension and guide lines so we kept him clear of the quite rank pond directly below his position. An East Midlands Paramedic arrived on scene to assist with the patients treatment and its thanks to him for the video of the crag rescue. He was then carried back to the road to the awaiting East Midlands Ambulance service crew for conveying to the Sheffield Northern General Hospital for scans and further treatment.


Date: Sun 17 Apr 2022

Team members involved: 16

Stanage

Incident 32 - Sunday 17 April 2022 14:37 hrs The team were called by the duty controller to a fallen climber on Stanage. As some of our team members were out Bank Holiday fundraising close by, we were quickly on scene to carry out a primary survey, give pain relief and treat the casualty for head, wrist and forearm injuries. A East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic also attended who assisted with the casualties care. After treatment was completed, she was then placed onto a mountain rescue stretcher for evacuation to Hooks car park were she was handed over to the East Midlands Ambulance crew for transport and further treatment at Sheffield Northern General Hospital. Thank you to the two climbers from Norfolk, who helped to carry the stretcher to the casualty site.


Date: Mon 11 Apr 2022

Team members involved: 25

Kinder Search

Incident 31 - Monday 11th April 2022 16:13hrs. An alert to an elderly walker on Kinder Scout who's wife had received an SOS alert from him. Derbyshire Constabulary requested Mountain Rescue teams to help. The initial report put him on the Northern Edges of Kinder Scout so Glossop Mountain Rescue Team were mobilised. Glossop Mountain Rescue were mobilised who went to the grid reference given by the SOS message, but found no one. It later became apparent by Police fixed wing aircraft, (NPAS) that there was no one matching his description in that particular area either. At this point the full Kinder search plan was initiated involving, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, Glossop Mountain Rescue Team and Edale Mountain Rescue Team. While teams were getting to their search locations, the NPAS kept searching. They identified a possible sighting of the gent and steered the nearest Team towards his direction of travel where an Edale party met the bemused gent on the track from Jacobs Ladder. The gent was safe and well and totally unaware of the mobilisation of the Police and Mountain Rescue. We are all scratching our heads to why an SOS beacon went out from the gents phone app. Everything was done with the right intentions and we wish the gentleman many more years in the hills.


Date: Thu 07 Apr 2022

Team members involved: 10

Losehill

Incident 30 - Thursday 7th April 2022 14:23hrs. Request via the Peak District Mountain Resue Organisation via Derbyshire Constabulary to an incident on Looshill. After our duty controller manage to Sarloc the group. They were plotted above Round plantation below Loosehill. We are able to drive vehicles and team members to Loosehill farm, so we were with the casualty quite quickly. The young lady out with an organised college group had sustained an isolated lower leg injury and was unable to weight bear. After appropriate treatment, splinting and pain relief, we were able to stretcher her down to Loosehill farm, where one of their party was waiting to transport to Chesterfield Royal Hospital for further treatment. Thank you to the owners of Loosehill farm for your continued support of allowing us to muster on your property. We hope that the young lady is not seriously injured and is back out in the hills soon.


Date: Wed 06 Apr 2022

Team members involved: 5

Stanage Edge

Incident 129 - Wednesday 6th April 2022 22:09hrs. A call from Derbyshire Constabulary for a person lost around Stanage Edge area. After a phone find was established, he was placed above Hooks Carr car park. His phone by now had died, and we could no longer speak to him. A small local party of the team mobilised and set off to locate the gentleman. He was quickly located and brought down, very wet and cold and handed over to the police for safe keeping. Due to the fact the gentleman had travelled in to the Peak by train earlier in the day, and it was now late in the day, it was necessary for the police to transport him back to the safety and warmth of his home.


Date: Sun 03 Apr 2022

Team members involved: 18

Birchens edge

Incident 28 - Sunday 3rd April 2022 16:56hrs Derbyshire Constabulary requested the team to attend to a fallen climber near Nelson’s monument on Birchens edge. The team responded alongside an East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic (also a team member) and an EMICS doctor who happened to be close by and rapidity located the young fallen climber, treating them for a back and head injury. Team members were close behind and once initial treatment was given he was packaged into a vacuum mattress and evacuated down to the Robin Hood pub for onward transport to Chesterfield Royal hospital with the ambulance service.


Date: Tue 29 Mar 2022

Team members involved: 12

Abbey Brook

Incident 27 - Tuesday 29th March 20.43hrs The team were called by our duty controller to a lost walker around Abbey Brook. A quick phone find located the walker 200 to 300 meters off the main path. Fortunately our duty team.leader was able to speak to the gentleman and gave him directions to head towards Back Tor Trig pillar. Team members who were training in the local area were quickly deployed to assist the gentleman back to safety. He was swiftly located and once assessed driven back down to our RV at Foulstone Delph. Because the walker had travelled by public transport into the Peak, he was then driven by one of our team members back to Sheffield to the comfort of his home.


Date: Sat 26 Mar 2022

Team members involved: 13

Millstone edge

Incident 26 - Saturday 26th March 16.00hrs As the first team member were arriving on scene at incident 25 we were made aware of a second incident on Millstone edge. A rock climber was reported to have take a lead fall when their protection failed causing a suspected lower back injury. All Edale team members not already committed to the Mam Tor casualty plus 3 vehicles were turned round and re-routed to the other end of the valley leaving Buxton MRT to manage incident 25. We had a near miss today when a rock from above the Millstone casualty site hit our team doctor on the head. Fortunately, as is team protocol, he was wearing his team helmet or it could have been a very different story. Please be sensible and don't work or stand above our casualty sites. This is not intended to create a stream of negative comments, just to educate. Thank you Team Leader.


Date: Sat 26 Mar 2022

Team members involved: 11

Mam Tor

Incident 25 - Saturday 26th March 15.30hrs We were contacted by Derbyshire Police with regards to a crashed paraglider near the summit of Mam Tor. The informant (a peak park ranger) gave us an accurate location for the casualty and described a potentially serious lower leg injury. Due to the location near our operational area boarder, Buxton MRT were also called, alongside paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Midlands Air Ambulance (Helimed 09). The first team members and paramedics on scene quickly located the paraglider and treated them for a serious ankle injury before packaging on a Mountain rescue stretcher and evacuating back to the waiting ambulance at Mam Nic.


Date: Fri 25 Mar 2022

Team members involved: 9

Burbage North

Incident 24 - Friday 25th March 22:16hrs. Just as team members were settling down for a quiet Friday evening, a call from the ambulance service to an injured climber at North Burbage. Team members were very quickly on scene, and it was soon apparent that the 7m fall had caused significant injuries. After the primary survey was completed, the climber was treated for a suspected pelvic injury and a very definite broken Femur. After very strong analgesia was administered, a Pelvic binder was placed on the casualty before a Kendrick splint was put in place to reduce his Femur. He was then placed onto a mountain rescue stretcher for evacuation to the Upper Burbage car park to be handed over to the Yorkshire Yorkshire Ambulance crew for transport and further treatment at Sheffield Northern General Hospital.


Date: Tue 22 Mar 2022

Team members involved: 8

Windy Knoll

Incident 23 - Tuesday 22nd March 2022 16:30hrs. As team members were descending from Stanage Edge with the previous days casualty, a call came in to another incident around the Windy Knoll area of Mam Tor. A call went out to Buxton Mountain Rescue to assist due to our commitment at the Stanage job. a vehicle and four Edale team members were released from Stanage to go to Windy Knoll along with several others. An East Midlands Paramedic was first on scene, followed by an Edale team Doctor. A paraglider had been practicing ground control, ( practice of wing inflation whilst on the ground) when he was pulled along the ground sustaining a very painful shoulder/upper arm injury. He was given strong analgesia before being loaded onto a mountain rescue stretcher and carried a short distance to the ambulance.


Date: Tue 22 Mar 2022

Team members involved: 19

Stanage

Incident 22 - Tuesday 22nd March 2022 15:08hrs. A climber took a three metre fall in the Manchester Buttress area of Stanage Edge. Edale team alongside Yorkshire Air Ambulance were tasked to the job. Team members arrived at the casualty site and immediately began treating the climber for his injuries. Once the primary survey was completed, he was placed in a pelvic binder for suspected hip injuries and packaged onto a mountain rescue stretcher and evacuated to Hooks Carr for onward transportation to the Northern General Hospital trauma unit.


Date: Sun 20 Mar 2022

Team members involved: 17

Froggatt Edge

Incident 21 - Sunday 20h March 2022 16:53hrs. The team were contacted by our PDMRO Controller to attend an incident at Froggatt Edge (Chequers Buttress) involving a fallen climber who had sustained a wrist and lower leg injury. Team members were quickly on scene to administer pain relief before the ankle was splinted, the wrist did not require splinting. The climber was then packaged for warmth before being stretchered back to a team vehicle for further transportation to a friends vehicle for onward transport to hospital.


Date: Mon 14 Mar 2022

Team members involved: 15

Crosspool

Incident 20 - 14th March 2022 18.00 hrs We were called by YAS needing assistance to help move a patient from steep ground off Moorbank road, Crosspool. As team members were heading towards the RV, the call came from Yorkshire Ambulance Service that they had managed to get the casualty to the ambulance. Team members stood down enroute.


Date: Sun 06 Mar 2022

Team members involved: 16

Longcliffe Castleton

Incident 19 - Sunday 6th March 2022 16:00hrs. We were called by Derbyshire Police to attend to an fallen Walker a the base of a gulley on the side of Long Cliff near Speedwell Cavern. Luckily a number of team members were at our base in Hope and so were able to get on scene quickly. The Walker was found to have suffered a painful ankle injury having slipped in the mud at the bottom of the gulley. The pain relief was given before the ankle splinted and the walker packaged with heat blankets and a heavy weight casualty bag before being stretchered back down to the waiting ambulance at the cavern car park.


Date: Wed 02 Mar 2022

Team members involved: 11

Wyming Brook

Incident 18 - Wednesday 2nd March 2022 10:26hrs. A call from our PDMRO controller to assist an injured runner. A runner enjoying a run in the Wyming Brook area, slipped and badly injured their ankle. After initial contact with the runner, their position was confirmed as the track above Fox Holes plantation. The team made the Three Merry lads pub the RV, where the first team member made their way quickly to the runner and informant. Warm and dry clothing plus a shelter tent was used to try and warm up the very cold and wet runner. After initial assessment, strong analgesia was given before reducing and then splinting the ankle. Team members then packaged the casualty on to the stretcher for the short journey back to the Ambulance. Thank you to the passing walkers who gave their clothing to the casualty to help keep warm and dry.


Date: Tue 01 Mar 2022

Team members involved: 7

Rother Valley

Incident 17 - Tuesday March 1st 2022 13:57hrs A direct request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to help one of their crews. The crew needed a lift with an hypothermic casualty from the lakeside at Rother Valley country park to the ambulance. While the team were travelling to give assistance, a call came in to inform the team that they had managed with the help of some police who were nearby. Team stood down enroute. Thanks to the local Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team member who responded at our request.


Date: Sun 27 Feb 2022

Team members involved: 9

Mam Nic

Incident 16 - Sunday 27th February 2022, 14:26hrs Whilst out undertaking driver training, one of our duty team leaders and team doctors came across an incident near mam Tor. A walker had slipped and sustained a significant lower leg injury, and the ambulance crew that had just arrived were thinking about how they might get the patient back to the road. Some other local team members responded and were able to assist the ambulance crew with a stretcher carry back to the road.


Date: Sat 26 Feb 2022

Team members involved: 15

Ringinglow Road

Incident 15 Saturday 26th February 2022 13:30hrs The team received at direct request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend to a walker who had fallen in the moorland north of Ringinglow road near Rud Hill. The first team members on scene found the casualty to be suffering from a painful lower leg injury combined with the early signs of hypothermia. Pain relief and splinting was provided for the injury whilst the casualty was packaged into one of our new cold weather heavy weight casualty bags. It was then a very boggy stretcher carry for team members back to the road and a waiting ambulance.


Date: Tue 22 Feb 2022

Team members involved: 15

Mam Tor old road

Incident 14 Tuesday 22nd February 2022 13:12hrs EMAS had reported that a walker had slipped somewhere near the old broken road beneath Mam Tor and needed assistance due to a lower leg injury. As with most midweek calls because of reduced availability of team members. A joint call between Edale MRT and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was initialised to RV near to Mam Farm. As first team members arrived, we found that the gentleman had been helped down to their car and was safe. After initial assessment by team paramedics and doctor, they were happy for the gent to be conveyed to hospital in their own car. Ambulance stood down, so it could be made available for other emergencies. Thank you to the people that helped the couple and we hope the gent makes a speedy recovery.


Date: Tue 22 Feb 2022

Team members involved: 2

Higham, Derbyshire

Dog callout 1 - 22/2/2022 0130hrs - Higham, Derbyshire Searchdogs Bolt and Dottie called to assist Derby MRT with a search for missing person near Higham,