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Date: Wed 05 May 2021

Team members involved: 9

Cressbrook Dale

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


Date: Sun 02 May 2021

Team members involved: 15

Limb Valley Whirlow

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


Date: Sat 01 May 2021

Team members involved: 11

Cave Dale, Castleton

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


Date: Fri 30 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 13

Burbage South

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


Date: Wed 28 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 19

Winn Hill

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


Date: Wed 28 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 13

Lathkill Dale

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


Date: Sun 25 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 22

Millstone Edge

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


Date: Sun 25 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 9

Rother Valley

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


Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 15

Ashford in the Water

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


Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 12

Hallam Head

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


Date: Sun 18 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 20

Millstone Edge

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


Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 13

Higgar tor

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


Date: Sat 10 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 1

Edale

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


Date: Sat 10 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 12

Peak Cavern

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


Date: Sat 03 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 10

Mam Farm

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


Date: Sat 03 Apr 2021

Team members involved: 18

Winn Hill

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


Date: Tue 30 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 23

Dennis Knoll

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


Date: Fri 26 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 19

Stanage

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


Date: Wed 24 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 16

Upper Hurst Farm

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


Date: Tue 23 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 21

Dovestone Tor, Derwent Edge

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


Date: Tue 23 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 14

Bamford Edge

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


Date: Sun 21 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 20

Grindsbrook

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


Date: Wed 17 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 17

Lady Cannings plantation

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


Date: Mon 15 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 1

Burbage, Goyt

Incident 22 - Monday 15th March 2021, 11:22hrs The Duty Team Leader was contacted concerning an patient injured on the moors. As information was being gathered it became clear that the patient was in Buxton MRTs Area, so the job was passed to them to deal with.


Date: Sun 07 Mar 2021

Team members involved: 14

Inkersall

Incident 21 - Sunday 7th March 2021, 16:41hrs The team were called by East Midlands Ambulance Service to Inkersall in Chesterfield to assist with the evacuation of a local who had injured their ankle whilst walking in the woods. Team members were soon on scene and assisted the EMAS staff in getting the wounded walker to the ambulance. The casualty had crawled on their hands and knees a significant distance before summoning help - a very commendable effort!


Date: Sat 13 Feb 2021

Team members involved: 8

Dennis Knoll

Incident 21 - Saturday 13th February 16:55hrs A call came in to the team early evening to say a walker had sustained an ankle injury after slipping on ice whilst walking on Stanage. The casualty had become exhausted, having started their walk at 9.00am some distance away. When the team arrived at the scene the casualty was cold and exhausted he was recovered by the team and placed into a vehicle for his safe return home.


Date: Sat 13 Feb 2021

Team members involved: 16

Burbage North

Incident 19 - Saturday 13th February 14:12hrs. While team members were sorting out the equipment from the job on Big Moor, a call came through to say a distressed walker had fallen in a bog whilst walking on Burbage North. Due to the snowy and cold conditions the team then made their way over to the casualty. As one of the team vehicles approached the R.V. point, the casualty made themselves known to the driver, to say they were ok and didn't need the teams assistance anymore. The rest of the team were then stood down and the casualty was then helped back down to his vehicle.


Date: Sat 13 Feb 2021

Team members involved: 19

Big Moor

Incident 18 - Saturday 13th February 2021 12:28hrs. A call was received from Derbyshire police to go to the assistance of a couple of friends out walking on their lockdown local daily exercise. Despite caution, one had slipped on the ice whilst walking from Barbrook Reservoir on the A621. Having sustained an injury to their hip the casualty was unable to get back to the road. Prior to arrival of the first team members, the lady was supported by her walking companion who was further supported by some passing wild swimmers. Following a quick assessment by a team Paramedic, where some analgesia was given, she was carried back to the road, on a mountain rescue stretcher, where she was handed over to EMAS for transfer to hospital.


Date: Thu 11 Feb 2021

Team members involved: 14

Redmires

Incident 17 - Thursday 11th February 15:41hrs. A request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to an incident at Redmires reservoirs. A local walker had slipped on some ice and injured their ankle. A passing team member out getting some exercise was soon with the casualty. It was relayed back to control that the casualty was very cold and hypothermic, not helped by sub zero temperatures and a slight windchill. Warm clothing was quickly deployed by initial team members with team equipment following as the first team vehicle arrived. The casualty was assessed and given strong analgesia before being loaded onto the mountain rescue stretcher for evacuation back to the road and the awaiting ambulance. After further assessment they were transported to Sheffield Northern General Hospital.


Date: Wed 10 Feb 2021

Team members involved: 15

Ryecroft Glen

Incident 16 - Wednesday 10th February 2021 15:59hrs A request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with an incident in Sheffield. A walker had slipped while out walking locally with their two dogs in the Ryecroft Glen area of Ecclesall Woods. A team doctor who lives close by, was the first on scene and was able to start giving them immediate care. As team members arrived at the RV, it was established that we could drive down to the casualty site. Under Covid guidelines we are only allowing two in each vehicle and wearing full PPE. The rest of the team walked down the bridleway to assist with the carry back to the road head on Limb Lane for an handover to the ambulance crew. After a further assessment they were transported to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for x rays and treatment.


Date: Mon 01 Feb 2021

Team members involved: 22

Blackamoor

Incident 015 Monday 1st February 2021 17:25hrs Called by the Yorkshire Ambulance service to a young mountain biker who had taken a tumble on Blackamoor sustaining a lower leg injury. The biker was initially located and treated by the crew of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Team members then took over casualty care and evacuated them back to the road and a waiting land ambulance.


Date: Sun 31 Jan 2021

Team members involved: 23

Burbage North

Incident 014 Sunday 31st January 2021 13:09hrs. Our Deputy Team Leader was contacted via a colleague whilst walking on Burbage North. They had come across a walker with serious chest pains, who was struggling to carry on with their walk. The team were able to respond very quickly, to the incident, due to team members being at our base carrying out the necessary monthly checks to the vehicles and the equipment. Team members were on scene within fifteen minutes and with the casualty within another five minutes. A primary survey told us that this casualty needed a swift evacuation. After relevant medication was given, the casualty was packaged and placed onto a waiting mountain rescue stretcher and carried back to the roadside to a waiting Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew. Thank you to the passing consultant that looked after the casualty until our arrival.


Date: Sun 24 Jan 2021

Team members involved: 12

Riley Wood, Eyam

Incident 013 - Sunday 24th January 2021, 16:27hrs A busy afternoon for the team. As incident 12 was just closing down, a call came from East Midlands Ambulance Service via the PDMRO duty controller to assist with an injured walker at Top Riley, near Eyam. Personnel finishing at incident 012 headed to Top Riley. Those just finishing the earlier job headed straight to Eyam to provide the assistance needed. After quickly locating the casulty, their lower leg injury was treated, and they were packaged onto the mountain rescue stretcher to be transported a short distance before handing over to EMAS for onward transport to hospital. Members then headed to base to decontaminate and replenish the three sets of kit. A long afternoon for all involved.


Date: Sun 24 Jan 2021

Team members involved: 8

Parson House

Incident 012 - Sunday 24th January 2021, 15:52hrs As members were deploying to incident 011, Yorkshire Ambulance Service made another request for assistance with a casualty who had slipped on ice sustaining back injuries near Parson House, Houndkirk. The ambulance crew were already on scene but needed mountain rescue assistance to evacuated the casualty due to the winter conditions. A small number of those heading to incident 011 were diverted to Parson House to assist.


Date: Sun 24 Jan 2021

Team members involved: 14

Porterbrook

Incident 011 - Sunday 24th January 2021, 15:25hr Edale MRT were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to deal with a fallen walker sustaining a lower leg injury. The team were deployed to Cottage Lane but as further info came through on the casualty's location using our phonefind tool, the team were re-directed to the top of Porter Clough on Fulwood Lane. First team member on scene assessed injuries and confirmed of an isolated lower leg. As further members arrived, kit was quickly deployed to scene, then the casualty was splinted appropriately, and packaged onto a mountain rescue stretcher to be carried back to the road head. The casualty was handed on to YAS for transport to hospital. Note, as this incident was going on, we were also requested to incidents 012 and 013!


Date: Fri 22 Jan 2021

Team members involved: 8

Mam Tor

Incident 010 - Friday 22nd January 2021, 22:54hrs In the late hours of Friday night Edale Team were called by Derbyshire Police via the PDMRO duty controller to assist with an incident on Mam Tor with regards to a high risk person. The terrain and weather conditions called for the experience and skills of mountain rescue to assist police officers with evacuation of the person from the edge of the Mam Tor cliffs. A small team were deployed to the incident to provide the support required. After locating the casualty with Derbyshire Police, they were made safe and given extra clothing, before being escorted back to the road head. The team were stood down at 01:01.


Date: Thu 21 Jan 2021

Team members involved: 8

Bakewell flood

Incident 009 - Thursday 21st January 2021 05:00hrs Request from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to assist with flooding around the river Wye area of Bakewell. At 06:00hrs this morning, Edale Mountain Rescue Team along with Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team took over from Kinder, Buxton and Derby Mountain Rescue Teams, who had been covering through the night. Swiftwater Rescue Technicians and support team members, were put on standby at Bakewell Fire Station along with specialist equipment if needed. There was a significant risk to life and property during the night and the early hours of this morning. Fortunately the rain decreased and river levels started dropping to a safer level. All Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation teams stood down at 12:00hrs today.


Date: Tue 19 Jan 2021

Team members involved: 22

Search Bradwell

Incident 008 - Tuesday 19th January 2021 20:35hrs A request to assist Derbyshire Constabulary in a search for a missing vulnerable male in the Hope Valley. Twenty team members and four search dogs responded to the request. Fortunately on the way to RV at Edale base the gentleman was found by a police search dog handler and the team were stood down.


Date: Sun 10 Jan 2021

Team members involved: 9

Rother Valley Country Park

Incident 007 - Sunday 10th January 2021, 15:29hrs Team members responded to a call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with an incident at Rother Valley Country Park. Just as our first team member arrived at the RV news came through that the ambulance crew were able to access the patient directly and our services were no longer required.


Date: Tue 05 Jan 2021

Team members involved: 16

Curbar Edge

Incident 006 - Tuesday 5th January 2021, 12:02hrs The team were called by the Peak District Duty Controller to deal with an incident of an unresponsive person in the Curbar Edge area. After a quick phone call with the informant, the exact location was identified, and the team deployed to Curbar Gap car park. The first members arrived at the RV with EMAS paramedics, and made their way to the casualty. Fortunately, the casualty came round, and was able to walk back to the car park for further assessment in the ambulance, and transport on wards to hospital.


Date: Mon 04 Jan 2021

Team members involved: 14

Hope Valley

Incident 5 - Monday 4th January 2021, 21:00hrs At 21:00 Derbyshire police contacted the team with regards to a high risk missing person. A young student had left a local school at 17:00 and failed to return home. With consideration to the time of night, their clothing and the state of the weather in the Hope Valley; an immediate response was initiated from our base along with support from Buxton Mountain Rescue team and four Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England (MRSDE) dog teams. Luckily as the teams were commencing their initial search areas the missing person turned up safe and well at a friend’s residence. A happy outcome to an initially very concerning situation.


Date: Sun 03 Jan 2021

Team members involved: 1

Mam Tor

Incident 004 - Sunday 3rd January 18:00hrs Incident 3 of the day: A group of three walkers descending from Mam Tor to Edale managed to get separated from one of their group in a snow shower. The remaining two walkers managed to make it back to Edale but there was no sign of their friend (they were last seen heading south from Mam Tor summit and their phone battery was now assumed to be flat). As the duty team leader was making initial enquiries the errant walker turned up at home; having turned his phone on to find a number of missed calls along with a ‘Phone Find’ message from Mountain Rescue.


Date: Sun 03 Jan 2021

Team members involved: 22

Abney Clough

Incident 003 - Sunday 3rd January 14:45hrs. Just as team members were returning to our base in Hope to clean and sort kit from the previous incident we were made aware of a second job somewhere near Abney Village. On making contact with the informant the casualty party was located further east in Abney Clough. A walker out with their family had taken a slip and fallen badly on their hip causing a suspected fracture. Due to the potentially serious nature of the injury Yorkshire Ambulance service Helimed 98 was also dispatched and arrived on scene shortly after the team. The casualty was given pain relief and stretchered to a waiting East Midlands ambulance for onward transport to hospital.


Date: Sun 03 Jan 2021

Team members involved: 20

Derwent Edge

Incident 002 - Sunday 3rd January 2021 12:00hrs The duty team leader was contacted by East Midlands ambulance service with regards to reports of an injured walker on Derwent Edge. Fortunately a number of team members were at our base carrying out one of our scheduled equipment checks enabling a rapid response. A phone find pin-pointed the casualty party near the summit of pike low and team vehicles were able to deploy personnel and kit from the eastern side of the dam wall. The casualty was quickly located and treated for a lower leg injury before being sledged back down on a Mountain Rescue stretcher to a waiting East Midlands Ambulance.


Date: Sat 02 Jan 2021

Team members involved: 21

Stanage Pole

Incident 001 - Saturday January 2021 15:03hrs The team was contacted simultaneously by the Peak District Duty Controller and Yorkshire Ambulance Service with regards to a walker who had taken a slip on icy ground near to Stanage pole and sustained a lower leg injury A what three words location was initially sent but a more accurate grid reference achieved through the team’s phone find technology. This allowed team members and vehicles to rendezvous at an increasingly snowy and icy Dennis Knoll. Three team vehicles were dispatched up to the Cas site where the walker was treated for their injuries and taken out of the deteriorating weather. The casualty was then ferried lower down the Hope Valley to better road conditions for onward travel to hospital.


Date: Wed 30 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 15

Mam Tor

Incident 156 - Wednesday 30th December 2020 13:59 hrs The third call out of the day came through from the PDMRO controller to inform the team that another incident had occurred, this time on Mam Tor. A walker had slipped on the ice at the summit of Mam Tor and had sustained an ankle injury. Whilst the team were finishing at Slippery Stones the returning vehicle from Burbage South was able to be diverted to Mam Tor. Our neighbouring team, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were also called to help out. The casualty was given pain relief and evacuated to a waiting nearby ambulance. The team then returned back to base to replenish their kit after a busy afternoon.


Date: Wed 30 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 6

Burbage Valley

Incident 155 - Wednesday 30th December 2020 13.09hrs Whilst the team were dealing with the previous incident, another call came through regarding another casualty at Burbage South. The casualty was reported to have collapsed, causing a wrist injury in the process. A team vehicle was dispatched from the previous incident to attend the casualty. As the team were mobilizing, the walker felt fit enough to make their own way back to their vehicle. The team still continued to make their way to the RV point just in case things took a turn for the worse, however everything was ok and they were able to stand down and make their way back to the previous incident.


Date: Wed 30 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 15

Slippery Stones, Upper Derwent

Incident 154- Wednesday 30th December 2020 12:38hrs A call from the PDMRO came through early this afternoon for a fallen walker reported to be at Slippery Stones in the Upper Derwent Valley with a suspected ankle injury. The team were dispatched to Fairholmes visitor centre for the RV point and then made their way to the casualty up to Slippery Stones. Once the team made contact to the casualty, which wasn't too far from the road, they were able to administer pain relief. The team were then able to make their way with the casualty to the waiting ambulance via the team stretcher.


Date: Mon 28 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 14

Mam Nick

Incident 153 - Monday 28th December 2020, 10:13hrs An early call out came through to the team from the Peak District Duty Controller to assist Buxton Mountain Rescue Team with an incident at Mam Nick. A report of a walker with an ankle injury had been reported. Both teams were tasked to help EMAS with the casualty, who was found not too far from the road side. After pain relief had been administered the casualty was then evacuated via a stretcher to a waiting ambulance. Team members were then stood down to return to their festive activities.


Date: Sun 27 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 1

Froggatt

Incident 152 - Sunday 27th December 2020, 20:48hrs. The team were contacted following reports of a flare sighted over the froggatt edge area. Fortunately, local team members could confirm that multiple fireworks had been released over the area during the same period of time. With no further calls for help or other indications, it was put down as a false alarm with good intent. If you do need mountain rescue, please remember to call 999 and ask for POLICE - MOUNTAIN RESCUE. This will ensure you get the help you require in the most rapid time.


Date: Sun 27 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 17

Dale Dike

Incident 151 - 27th December 2020, 1320hrs The team was contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) with regards to a walker with an injured ankle. After some initial investigation work re the location we established that the injured walker was on a path at the side of Dale Dyke Reservoir. As this falls on the boundary of our patch with Woodhead MRTs they were also called to assist. Our first team members on scene assessed the walkers injuries and administered pain relief and a splint to the injured leg. They were then loaded onto a a stretcher, carried back to the road and handed over to a YAS crew for onward transport to hospital.


Date: Fri 25 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 11

Hollins Cross

Incident 150 - Friday 25th December 2020, 10:40hrs The Peak District Duty Controller contacted Edale Team to attend an incident at Hollins Cross. There had been a report of a walker losing consciousness for a short period of time. As the team were mobilizing the walker felt fit enough to make their own way back to the ambulance. The team still continued to make their way to the RV point in case things took a turn for the worse. Luckily it didn't, and once the casualty was checked over by the paramedics the team were stood down to return to their families for the remainder of Christmas Day.


Date: Thu 24 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 17

Longshaw

Incident 149 - Thursday 24th December 2020, 14:32hrs The team were called by East Midlands Ambulance to an incident at Longshaw. A family walk in the woods came to an abrupt end when one of the party was incapacitated with abdominal pain. Unable to move, the team were called to assist. A team doctor assessed the casualty alongside paramedics from the ambulance service. The patient was then evacuated on a mountain rescue stretcher to a waiting ambulance for further assessment at hospital.


Date: Tue 22 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 20

Totley

Incident 148 - Tuesday 22nd December 2020 08.55hrs. A request from South Yorkshire Police to search the Totley area of woodland for a missing vulnerable person. A Person had been missing since sometime Monday and after a search by Police officers in the area, no one was was found. The team were mobilised at 09:30 this morning along with four Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England to rendezvous at the Shepley Spitfire off Mickley Lane. Because of certain intelligence we had received, sections were briefed to search the immediate woodland areas. Just after 11:00hrs a find was made by search dog Flo and her Handler. The casualty was very hypothermic and suffering from other injuries. Immediate medical care was given while the rest of the team made their way to the casualty site with all the kit for evacuation and warming. Helimed 98 was scrambled from Yorkshire Air Ambulance and was soon on scene where the team had arranged a landing zone near to the site. The person was carried to the helicopter on a mountain rescue stretcher and reassessed by the air ambulance doctor before being placed in a special heat blanket to gently raise the body temperature before being flown to Northern General Hospital for further care. Message from team leader. Fantastic outcome and the amount of team members involved in this is worth a special mention. The air ambulance despatch desk paramedic is a member of the team. The air ambulance doctor, is a member of the team and the senior nurse at Northern General Hospital that was part of the care team waiting to take over the casualties care is also a member of the team. The amount of diversity and special skills within our team never ceases to amaze me. Well done to everyone and a special mention to Dog Handler Paul Bartram, (Bart) and his dog Flo which was their first operational find since grading as a search dog team. Thank you to the Shepley Spitfire for the use of your car park and toilets.


Date: Tue 22 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 1

Wingerworth

Dog 11 - 2020 Wingerworth Search dog Flash called to assist Derby MRT with a search for a missing person in the Wingerworth Area.


Date: Tue 15 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 1

New Mills

Search Dog Flo called to assist Kinder MRT with a search in the New Mills area.


Date: Tue 15 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 10

Back Tor Castleton

Incident 147 - Tuesday 15th December 2020 12:07hrs A very unusual request from Derbyshire Constabulary via the Peak District Mountain Rescue duty controller. A gentleman while out walking the Great Ridge with friends had reported that his dog had slipped down the face of Back Tor and had sustained significant injuries including catastrophic bleeding. The team leader was local, so was able to respond to the nearest RV to the incident and confirm the location. The owner was with three of his friends and between them they were able to get Walter the Hungarian Vizsla up to the ridge track and started to carry him down towards Castleton. We had a visual contact with the party and could confirm with them that they were taking the best route off towards our RV. As team members arrived an hasty snatch party was sent up to meet and assist with the evacuation. One of our team members is a vet and she was requested to attend the scene to give emergency medical treatment to Walter. We then transported the owner and Walter to their car in Hope where the team vet accompanied them both to a veterinary practice in Sheffield giving oxygen on route. The usual business of dealing with the kit after a call out still needed to be completed, and kit wash washed and gear replaced according to Covid-19 regulations. We wish Walter a full recovery.


Date: Sun 13 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 2

Matlock

Search Dogs Bolt and Flo called to assist Derby MRT and other MRSDE teams with a search in the Matlock area.


Date: Sat 12 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 16

Hell Bank Plantation

Incident 146 - Saturday 12th December 10:42hrs. The team was requested by Derby Constabulary to a report of a walker who had slipped whilst walking in Hell Bank Plantation. The Duty Team Leader called out the team to the RV above Beeley village where we could access the track to the casualty site. Fortunately a team vehicle was able to get to the casualty. East Midland Ambulance Service were also in attendance and they were driven to the casualty site. The walker was kept warm whist a primary survey was conducted by team members. The offending leg was splinted and they were then transported to the ambulance in a team vehicle for onward transport to Chesterfield Royal Hospital. The casualty’s dogs were delivered safely back home by a team member.


Date: Thu 10 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 15

Cow Close Farm

Incident 145 - Thursday 10th December 2020, 11:57hrs The team were called by Derbyshire constabulary to assist a fallen walker near to Hathersage. The walker had injured their hip, and couldn't move off the ground. It was a cold murky day, and the patient was getting incredibly cold. The team responded and assessed the injured walker, giving analgesia and immobilising and insulating them in a vacuum mattress. They were joined by East Midlands Ambulance Service resources including Helimed 54. The patient was carried to the roadhead on the mountain rescue stretcher before being loaded onto a land ambulance for transfer to hospital, releasing the helicopter for further taskings.


Date: Wed 09 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 2

Bleaklow

Incident 144 - Wednesday 9th December 2020, 20:15hrs As team members were heading home from incident 143, we received a request to assist other Peak District teams to search for a missing walker. The walker had set off from the Derwent Valley to walk to Crowden via Alport. The walker was reported to be well equipped and experienced. When the walker did not arrive at the designated time the alarm was raised. Glossop Mountain Rescue Team along with Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team and Edale Mountain Rescue Team were preparing for to search when news came in that he had been found safe and well near the Woodhead Pass. Team stood down at 20:37hrs


Date: Wed 09 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 15

Poolsbrook

Incident 143 - Wednesday 9th December 2020, 12:11hrs Edale MRT were contact via Derbyshire Police to assist in the search for a vulnerable missing person in Chesterfield. Derby Mountain Rescue Team were also deployed to this incident, along with a number of Search Dogs from Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England. After a search of the areas of interest a foot section from Derby MRT located the missing person, sadly deceased. Out thoughts go out to the gentlemans family and friends.


Date: Mon 07 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 10

Bradfield Gate

Incident 142 Monday 7th December 2020 13:16hrs A request from Yorkshire Ambulance service for reports of a walker on Derwent edge who had slipped and dislocated their shoulder. The location given by the casualty was between Bradfield Gate Head and the Cakes of Bread rocks. Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team were also called to bolster numbers as is our normal protocol for mid week jobs with our neighbouring colleagues. Team members were able to access the Foulstone Delph Track in team vehicles which allowed a quicker response than on foot to the casualty site. After an initial assessment it was decided to give the casualty some strong analgesia before an attempt was made to relocate the shoulder. Unfortunately we were unsuccessful and he was packaged and loaded on to a mountain rescue stretcher and carried back down the track to the road head RV and handed over to the waiting ambulance crew for transportation to Sheffield Northern General hospital for further treatment.


Date: Fri 04 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 16

Sparrowpit


Date: Fri 04 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 15

Snow cover

Incident 140 - Friday 4th December 2020, 14:57hrs The team were tasked by Derbyshire police, along with Glossop Mountain Rescue Team, to drive along the closed A57 Snake pass to ensure there were no motorists stranded in the snow. As the team were starting their way up the Snake Pass, they were diverted to another incident - Incident 141. Glossop MRT were able to complete the tasking whilst Edale MRT diverted to the next incident at Sparrowpit. After dealing with the incident at Sparrowpit the team returned to the previous tasking, with 2 vehicles heading up the Snake Pass to assist stranded motorists.


Date: Tue 01 Dec 2020

Team members involved: 11

Bleaklow

Incident 139 - Tuesday 1st December 2020, 21:04hrs The team were contacted as part of an ongoing search for a missing walker on Bleaklow. Glossop and Woodhead Mountain Rescue Teams were already deployed onto the hill, and with the clock ticking and the temperatures dropping, there was significant concern for the missing walker. Edale team members were tasked to search the upper derwent, in case the walker had ended up descending into the valley. Just as team members were deploying from the RV, we received word that that missing walker had been found - cold, exhausted, but safe and near to the woodhead pass. Edale team members stood down.


Date: Mon 23 Nov 2020

Team members involved: 5

Totley Moor

Incident 138 - Monday 23rd November 10:43hrs Edale Team were called to assist a stuck walker in some boggy ground around Barbrook / Totley Moor. A quick job for the team. A close-by response quickly arrived at Barbrook Bridge, and after spotting the stuck walker, made their way to their location to give a helping hand getting out of the bog, then walk back to the road. A simple 20 minute job for the team.


Date: Sun 22 Nov 2020

Team members involved: 14

Curbar Gap Search

Incident 137 - Sunday 22nd November 17:35hrs The team were contacted by the PDMRO Duty Controller with a report of a pair of overdue walkers in the Curabr Gap / White Edge area. The concerned informant had contacted the police explaining the walkers should have returned to the road over an hour ago. As the team started to mobilize, the missing walkers arrived at the RV. The team were quickly stood down to continue their Sunday evening plans.


Date: Sun 22 Nov 2020

Team members involved: 20

Tumbling Hill

Incident 136 - Sunday 22nd November 14:51hrs The team were called to assist EMAS to go to the aid of a walker with an ankle injury near Grindleford. The team were rapidly on scene and managed the walkers injury with splinting and pain relief. A quick carry back to the roadhead and the walker was handed over the emas for onward treatment and assessment.


Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020

Team members involved: 1

Doncaster

Search Dog Bolt called to assist Woodhead MRT along with 3 other search dogs and Yorkshire SAR. South Yotrkshire Police had requested asistance in searching woddland as part of a missing person enquiry. Nothing was found and the teams were stood down


Date: Sat 14 Nov 2020

Team members involved: 9

Mam Farm

Incident 135 - Saturday 14th November 15:48hrs. Just as the team were returning to their homes or base to clean off from the first incident, a second call of the day to another lower leg injury. A feeling of Deja vu was in the air as we were requested by the Peak District Mountain Rescue duty controller back to RV at the same point as the previous incident. Again team members along with a team paramedic were soon on scene to start treating the Casualty. Because of the possible difficult extraction on a very muddy contouring track, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were requested to help. After being assessed and treated with pain relief the casualty was splinted and loaded on to a mountain rescue stretcher for the journey down to the road head via Mam Farm. East Midlands Ambulance Service were also in attendance, but the casualties friend decided that they could transport him to hospital thus releasing the ambulance for other calls. Team members again, returned to base to clean out and decontaminate a very muddy set of kit.


Date: Sat 14 Nov 2020

Team members involved: 14

Broken Road

Incident 134 - Saturday 14th November 13:05hrs A walker on the old broken road below Mam Tor slipped and needed some assistance. Several team members were at base so a quick initial response was facilitated to the walker. Other team members responded from their homes to the RV near to Mam Farm entrance. The casualty was assessed and what appeared to be a sprained ankle was treated. The casualty was then assisted the short journey back to one of our Landrovers and transported up to Mam Nic car park where the friends car was parked for onward transportation to hospital.