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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.


Date: Sat 07 Nov 2020

Team members involved: 22

Curbar edge

Incident 133 - Saturday 7th November 2020 14:29hrs. The team was contacted by the duty controller to respond to an incident on Curbar Edge. A walker had suffered a medical issue and were reported as being unconscious somewhere near the trig point. A what3words was ‘refined’ by the duty team leader using phone-find software and the team deployed from a very busy Curbar gap car park. The first team members on scene, along with a EMAS paramedic, found that the walker had regained consciousness and so therefore it was just a simple task of packaging them in a MR stretcher before evacuating them back to the waiting East Midlands Ambulance service ambulance.


Date: Fri 06 Nov 2020

Team members involved: 2

Monsal Dale

Dog Callout 7 - 6th November 2020 Search Dogs Flo and Bolt called to assist Buxton MRT with a search for a vulnerable person in and around Monsal Dale. The missing person was located outside the search area by the police.


Date: Sun 01 Nov 2020

Team members involved: 16

Fairholmes

Incident 132 1st November 2020 1437hrs The second call of the day was a request by EMAS to respond to Fairholmes where they had received a call about a person being in cardiac arrest. As the team were responding, contact was made with the Peak Park Ranger Service at Fairholmes who were able to confirm that the ladies condition was not as serious as first reported. Thus the team members stood down and returned to their afternoon activities.


Date: Sun 01 Nov 2020

Team members involved: 20

Wiseman Hey Clough

Incident 131 - Sunday 1st November 2020 11:16hrs. Several team members were still at base tidying up after the weekend aspirant assessment when a request from the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation regional controller to a mountain biker who was reported to have taken a tumble and had neck injuries. The initial location was given as Ladybower side of Winn Hill plantation. A hasty section set off in a team Landrover with medical and pain relieving drugs to verify the location and treat the casualties injuries. As more team members arrived we were hampered by cars parked at Yorkshire Bridge. The female mountain biker was located with the help of her friends and after initial primary survey she was treated for her injuries and secured on to a mountain rescue stretcher and brought down to the track where the ambulance had managed to drive to. She was reassessed by the ambulance crew and transported to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further treatment. Team members returned to base to wash and repack kit ready for the next job.


Date: Sun 25 Oct 2020

Team members involved: 13

Beauchief Woods

Incident 130 - Sunday 25th October 2020 11:20hrs. The team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend to a fallen walker in woodland in the Beauchief area of Sheffield; injuring their leg. An initial What3Words was provided which was further refined and corrected slightly by our phone-find technology. Local team members were quickly on scene and were able to to provide strong analgesia before splinting the limb and evacuating to a YAS ambulance for onward transport to hospital.


Date: Tue 20 Oct 2020

Team members involved: 7

Owler Tor

Incident 129 - Tuesday 20th October 2020 11:47hrs. The duty team leader took an unusual call from the duty PDMRO controller. Whilst at work, a mountain leader had come across a dog stuck in some rocks on Owler Tor. A small group of Edale MR Team members made their way to Surprise View Car Park. After speaking with the informant and understanding the exact location and "stuckness" of the dog, the team members made their way to the incident with equipment to lower one of our slim, small members into the hole. With some love and affection, the dog was gently lifted out from under the rocks, and taken back to the car park to meet its owner, who was over the moon to be reunited their four legged companion who had been missing since Saturday. The team gets around 2 to 3 callouts per year for animal rescues. Today's was the first for 2020.


Date: Mon 19 Oct 2020

Team members involved: 11

Marsh Lane

Incident 128 - Monday 19th October 2020 01:24hrs. A very early Monday morning start for the team. We were requested by Derbyshire Constabulary to search for a missing female in the Marsh Lane area of North East Derbyshire. The Lady had been reported missing by her family. She was last seen at 09:30 on the 18th October at home. As we liased with the police at Marsh Lane, it became apparent that they had covered the ground pretty well but even after using a police dog, two drones and the National Police Air Assets and along with feet on the ground, the lady was still nowhere to be found. The area tasked for Edale Mountain Rescue to cover, was mainly dense woodland around the family home which had proved difficult for the police. Foot sections were hastily sent out to cover the quick footpaths and margins around them while two Edale dog sections from Search and Rescue Dogs England were tasked along with their handlers and navigators to tackle the woods. Sadly after several hours of searching nothing was to be found. One of the dog handlers suggested that a foot section go into his woodland section to do a line search. As the section was getting into position one of the team noticed some items which looked suspicious. Further investigation revealed the Lady laid on the ground. After initial assessment the team were rapidly resourced to the casualty site with all the necessary equipment to warm and evacuate her. An ambulance was despatched to meet the stretcher party at the road where she was transferred to Chesterfield Royal Hospital to receive further care. A very tired team were stood down at 07:39hrs to go either to their day jobs or catch a quick hour before carrying on with their days.


Date: Sun 18 Oct 2020

Team members involved: 18

Stanage Plantation

Incident 127 - Sunday 18th October 2020 15:09hrs Boulderer with lower leg injury in the boulder field below Stanage Edge. As the team leader was calling out the team to this incident, one of our team members was able to respond very quickly as he was climbing near to the incident. On arrival it was obvious to him that strong analgesia was going to be needed. three team members were at base sorting kit so they were first at the RV and made there way to the casualty site with the first bags including the medical bag and entonox. As the other team members arrived further kit including the stronger analgesia was ferried up to enable reducing of the fracture to be carried out. A vacuum splint was applied to keep the fracture stable and the female was packaged up on to the mountain rescue stretcher and specialist warm casualty bag. As we started the evacuation the ambulance crew from East Midlands Ambulance Service arrived. Shortly after the stretcher party arrived and the casualty was handed over into the safe hands of the crew for assessment and onward transfer to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further treatment.


Date: Sat 17 Oct 2020

Team members involved: 8

Herdmans plantation, Edale

Incident 126 - Saturday 17th October 2020 14:04hrs After a quiet week a call from the Peak District Mountain Rescue controller on behalf of Derbyshire Police to attend an incident at Edale. A lady out with family had, after a good days walking, tripped/slipped as she negotiated the steep section of track directly below the boundary gate at Heardmans plantation. As is usual, we were joined by Buxton Mountain Rescue team to bolster numbers. Team members were quickly at the casualty scene where the lady was assessed and given strong analgesia before the ankle was made stable. Team members then packaged the casualty onto a mountain rescue stretcher and evacuated back to the Nags Head to be further assessed by the crew of the East Midlands Ambulance Service before an onward journey to Stockport hospital for X-rays and further consultation.


Date: Sun 11 Oct 2020

Team members involved: 20

Bamford Edge

Incident 125 - Sunday 11th October 2020 13:50hrs. A request via the Peak District Duty Controller via East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist with a fallen climber. A climber had taken a fall on Salmon Slabs in the Great Tor area on Bamford Edge. Initial reports were that he was unconscious with a head injury. Part of the team were running an aspirant assessment day on the Southern edges of Kinder so SARH was initially called to assist with an evacuation. Phonefind technology was used to confirm the initial Grid Reference, which proved correct. The first team member arrived on scene and found the casualty now conscious and after a primary survey it was decided that the Coastguard helicopter could be stood down. The casualty was able to walk off the edge with the assistance of team members to the awaiting ambulance to be conveyed to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further assessments and treatment.


Date: Sun 11 Oct 2020

Team members involved: 19

Mam Tor

Incident 124 Sunday 11th October 2020 07:24hrs An early request from the duty controller to a report of a medical incident on the summit of Mam Tor. Both Edale MRT and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team attended along with two crews from East Midlands Ambulance Service. Sadly despite the efforts of everyone on scene the outcome was not a good one. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the gentleman's family and friends at this sad time.


Date: Sat 03 Oct 2020

Team members involved: 15

Kinder Scout

Incident 123, 3rd October 2020 2018hrs The Team was deployed to search for a walker who was reported missing, possibly in the upper Crowden Brook area. Due to the terrible weather conditions, resulting in no air support and additional concern for their safety; the full Kinder pre-plan was instigated. Four Mountain Rescue teams and Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England (MRSDE) search dogs were deployed to search a pre-arranged pattern up to and across the plateau. Luckily as team members were starting to assemble at base the missing walker was locate by police officers in the upper booth farm campsite.


Date: Fri 02 Oct 2020

Team members involved: 5

Gardoms Edge

Incident 122, 2nd October 2020 2000hrs Two people out for walk became misplaced whilst on a walk around Birchens and Gardoms Edge. Their position was identified using "phone find" and a small group of team members were deployed to locate them and escort them back to the road.


Date: Fri 02 Oct 2020

Team members involved: 12

Totley

Incident 121, 2nd October 2020 12:07hrs The team was called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with an incident in countryside above Totley. As the first team members were arriving at the RV we were stood down as the ambulance crews were dealing with the incident .


Date: Thu 01 Oct 2020

Team members involved: 14

Ecclesall Wood

Incident 120 Tuesday 1st October 16:25hrs Just as incident 119 was coming to a close, waiting for the handover to EMAS, Yorkshire Ambulance Service request Edale MRT's help to respond to a casualty reported in Ecclesall Woods who was unconscious and fitting. After contacting the informant the exact location was identified, and the team called to RV at the Saw Mill. Luckily the casualty regained consciousness just before the first Edale Team Member arrived on scene. After a short rest the casualty was able to walk themselves back to the RV where an ambulance awaited to provide onward transport to hospital for the casualty to be checked over. Team members then had the logistical problem of getting the gents dogs safely back to his home address. All in a days work for Mountain rescue. Thank you and well done to the informant for coming to the aid of a complete stranger in what must have been a rather unnerving situation.


Date: Thu 01 Oct 2020

Team members involved: 11

Grindsbrook

Incident 119 Thursday 1st October 13:40hrs The Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation controller contacted the duty leader to request that we respond to a walker with a lower leg injury in the Edale area. After contacting the informant and using phone find technology, the exact location in Grindsbrook clough was identified. With Kinder and Buxton already dealing with a job close by, some members from Buxton team were diverted to assist. The casualty was quickly located, and after administering strong pain relief, their lower leg was splinted and packaged onto a mountain rescue stretcher. The journey back to Edale then proceeded over rough terrain back to the Old Nag's Head Pub. A busy day for East Midlands Ambulance Service meant a short wait before onward transport to hospital for further treatment. Just before members were fully stood down, incident 120 occured.


Date: Mon 28 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 10

Cowley Lane

Incident 118 Monday 28th September 15:24hrs Callout to a lady who had taken a fall with a suspected broken leg. The Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation controller contacted the duty leader to request that we respond to a job in Dronfield Woodhouse. After contacting the informant the casualty was in a coppice about half a mile from Cowley Lane. She had been walking with a group of friends when she tripped on a path of tree roots which resulted in her possibly breaking her femur. After a initial assessment by EMAS staff, the lady was given strong analgesia and packaged onto a mountain rescue stretcher for the short but awkward journey back to the road and the ambulance where she was transported to hospital for X-rays and further treatment. We wish the lady and her friends well and hope they are all back out walking again soon.


Date: Sat 26 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 5

Golden Clough

Incident 117 - Saturday 26th September 2020 22:20hrs. A request from Derbyshire Constabulary to three people lost and benighted on Kinder Scout. After talking with one of the party it was established that they thought that they were in the Ringing Roger area above Edale village and with phone find technology they were further pin pointed in the Upper reaches of Golden Clough. They were in reasonably good spirits and sheltered from the wind so they elected to stay at that position while we deployed a small section to go up and locate them. After been given drinks and food plus some warm clothing and extra lighting, they were escorted a short distance across country before descending down the zig zag path via Heardmans Plantation and back to the Nags Head CP where the partner was waiting. All off the hill for 01:05hrs.


Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 16

Curbar


Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 5

Curbar

Incident 115 - Sunday 20th September 2020, 21:00hrs Edale team received a call to assist East Midlands ambulance service and Derbyshire Police with a missing person in the Curbar area. Phone contact was made and the person assisted to safety.


Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 14

Padley Gorge

Incident 114 - Sunday 20th September 2020, 11:39hrs Today's incident was a walker with a lower leg injury in the middle of Padley Gorge. Team members were quickly on scene to assess give pain relief and then evacuate back to the road head for onward travel to investigate the injury further.


Date: Fri 18 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 9

Mam Tor

Incident 113 - Friday 18th September 2020, 18.30hrs The team was called, along with Buxton MRT, two EMAS paramedics and a BASICS doctor to reports of a fallen walker below Mam Tor. The first resources on scene thankfully found the individual’s injuries to be not as bad as first reported, allowing him to be dealt with by Ambulance personnel. All Mountain Rescue resources were therefore able to stand down.


Date: Thu 17 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 15

Baslow Edge

Incident 112 17th September 2020 2005hrs The second incident of the day was to a mountain biker on Baslow Edge. They came off whilst out on an evening ride and sustained a shoulder injury. After treatment by a team paramedic and being warmed up they were evacuated back to Curbar Gap. Autumn is definitely here and the temperatures are dropping quickly on an evening. Remember to take some warm clothing if you are venturing out and might have to stay in one place for a period of time.


Date: Thu 17 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 11

Hollins Cross

Incident 111 17th September 2020 1250hrs The team along with Buxton MRT were called to assist a walker with a leg injury East of Mam Tor. Team members attended to the walkers injury before evacuating them by stretcher down to the Old Road at Odin Mine.


Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 5

Bamford edge flashing lights

Incident 110 - Wednesday 16th September 2020, 20:29hrs. The team received a call for concern - a couple of team members at base at the equipment session investigated, found to be false alarm with good intent.


Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 18

Houndkirk

Incident 109 15th September 2020 1748hrs Todays incident involved a mountain biker who had taken a tumble on one of the tracks on Houndkirk and sustained a shoulder injury. In what as become a regular occurrence recently we were able to get team vehicles quite close to where the incident took place. Once pain relief had been administered the biker was assisted to a Landrover, driven back to the road and handed over to a crew from Yorkshire Ambulance Service.


Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 11

Froggatt Edge

Incident 108 - Monday 14th September 2020, 1233hrs The team was called to assist East Midlands Ambulance service with a fallen climber near Chequers Buttress on Froggatt Edge. We also requested the assistance of Buxton MRT to deal with the incident. The crew of Helimed 54 were first on scene and were able to assist the climber to the top of the crag. They were then driven back to the road in one of our 4x4s and handed over to an EMAS crew.


Date: Sun 13 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 13

Ladybower/A57

Incident 107 - Sunday 13th September 2020, 15:20hrs The team were contacted by the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation Controller to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with a walker who had had a tumble on the banks of Ladybower reservoir and sustained a leg injury. As luck would have it, team members and vehicles were at our Hope Valley base doing some equipment maintenance so were able to respond promptly and reached the casualty approximately 15 minutes after the inital call. A team doctor assisted the EMAS paramedics treating the casualty. Due to the nature of the slope a rope system was used to protect the stretcher as it was carried up the steep slope. Once safely at the top, the patient was handed over to the waiting ambulance crew.


Date: Sun 13 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 9

Rother Valley

Incident 106 - Sunday 13th September 2020, 12:00hrs The team were activated by Yorkshire Ambulance service to assist at an incident near Rother Valley park. A cyclist had become unseated from their mount deep in the woods and sustained a head injury. As the team were mobilising the ambulance crew on scene were able to confirm the patient was up and walking, and that our services were not required. The team stood down.


Date: Thu 10 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 13

Stanage path

Incident 105 - Thursday 10th September 2020 17:51hrs. A group of friends/climbers visiting the Peak had a mishap while walking down under Flying Buttress when one of them injured her knee. Due to not been able to weight bear on the offending leg, the team were called by Derbyshire Police to deal with the incident. The team were quickly on scene and after the standard assessment the casualty was splinted and loaded on to a mountain rescue stretcher. A team doctor also checked over the injury and it was decided to let the couple self convey to the Sheffield Northern General Hospital for X-rays and further treatment. The usual decontamination of team kit was carried out and the team stood down at 19:10hrs.


Date: Wed 09 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 4

Hollins Cross

Incident 104 - Wednesday 9th August 2020 21:05hrs. A resident of Edale reported to Derbyshire Police that they had seen a stationary flashing light on the Great Ridge of Mam Tor. A small group of team members responded to investigate while the rest of the team remained on standby at their homes. It turned out that a small group were camping and had been flashing a torch in the direction of Edale village. Team stood down at 22:00


Date: Tue 08 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 11

Win Hill

Incident 103 - Tuesday 8th September 2020, 13:57hrs Edale team were contacted by East Midlands Ambulance Service via the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation duty controller to assist a walker who has sustained an ankle injury near the top of Win Hill. The team responded and inital members were on scene on top of the hill with the casualty approxiately 45 minutes after the team recieved the call. A mountain rescue stretcher was used to transfer the walker down the hill, where they were then able to be assisted into a friends car to get to hospital. Glossop team were called to assist as many hands makes light work on a stretcher carry, but on route over the Snake Pass they came across a motorcycle RTC and stopped to assist. By this time the evacuation was underway from Win Hill, so they remained at the RTC assisting the ambulance service and Police.


Date: Mon 07 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 15

Redmires

Incident 102, 7th September 2020 1933hrs The team was called to a walker who had sustained a knee injury whilst walking around the Redmires reservoirs. A team doctor was quickly on scene to deal with the walkers injury's. An employee from Yorkshire Water was able to open up some gates which enabled us to access the casualty with a team 4x4. The walker was then driven back to the road to wait for the arrival of an ambulance. Autumn is definitely with us, cooler evenings with the nights drawing in. Remember to pack your torches, spare batteries and some spare clothing !


Date: Sat 05 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 14

Blackamoor Plantation

Incident 101 5th September 2020 15:45 The team was contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a walker with an ankle injury in Blackamoor Plantation. The walker had slipped on wet ground and sustained an ankle injury preventing them from making their own way out of the plantation. In the time honoured fashion pain relief was administered, the offending leg splinted and the walker evacuated by stretcher to the road. Where a crew from YAS where waiting for us.


Date: Fri 04 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 11

Totley, Lane head

Incident 100 - Friday 4th September 2020 19:47hrs. A request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend an incident away from the road in Totley. A lady out walking with her family had taken a tumble while negotiating a stile. A local team Paramedic was the first to arrive at the roadside RV on Baslow road. He met the family who directed him down to where the ambulance crew and the casualty were. After an assessment for injuries to both legs, strong pain relief was administered and then one leg was splinted making ready for the evacuation. As more team members arrived the lady was loaded on to a mountain rescue stretcher and wrapped in the big fleece fluffy comfort blanket. A relative short and easy evacuation, which took in two stiles and the lady was back at the roadside ambulance where she was loaded on to the ambulance trolley and whisked away to the Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further assessment and some X-rays.


Date: Fri 04 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 13

Totley Hall Lane

Incident 99 - Friday September 4th 12:30hrs. A request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a walker that had fallen from a stile in the countryside in Totley. A local mountain rescue team doctor met with the Ambulance crew at the RV on Totley Hall Lane. The lady had taken a tumble while negotiating a stile while walking with her friend. The injuries were isolated to her ankle and as well as broken, it was obviously deformed. As other team members arrived with kit, strong analgesia was administered to enable us to reduce the ankle and apply a splint with the minimum of pain for the casualty. The lady was then packaged on to a mountain rescue stretcher and carried the short distance to the awaiting ambulance. All in all, a super quick job for us and the lady was on swiftly on her way to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further treatment.


Date: Wed 02 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 20

Kinder

Incident 99 - Wednesday 2nd September 2020. 17:40hrs. The team were requested by Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to assist in an ongoing search for a walker and their son on the Kinder plateau. With ongoing difficulty with pinpointing the two walkers with all modern technology, it was decided to upscale the search to the full Kinder search plan and revert to local knowledge with what information was available. Shortly afterwards, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to search their side of the hill. Two Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England along with their handlers and navigators were deployed along with four search sections from Edale Mountain Rescue Team. We deployed to search our patch and appropriate search section kit comprising of spare foul weather clothing and shelter tents went on the mountain too. Various reports came in of possible locations for the two lost walkers and with the weather and daylight worsening a new sense of urgency became apparent. Finally a bit of good news, the two walkers had spotted, through the mountain mist, a search section below their position, and managed to get a phone signal to let our control aware. The four man section were soon with the casualty party, and, after a bit of warming up with food and drink managed to walk off the tops with a little help from the search section. All teams stood down at 19:20hrs.


Date: Wed 02 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 11

Burbage South

Incident 97 - Wednesday 2nd September 2020 15:55hrs. Yesterday brought us a feeling of Deja Vu, today was Groundhog Day. A request to go to the aid of a party of four and a dog reported lost on Burbage moors. As the first team member arrived, a report of a possible location came in. It was decided to drive up Green drive to try and locate the lost group. Team members and vehicles grouped ready for deployment at South Burbage. After a very short wait, a call from the lead vehicle came through that the group of two adults and two children, plus a small dog had been located. A passing fell runner had come across the group and had led them off the clogged in moor towards the Burbage track and the vehicle. A very quick job and a happy outcome for the very wet, cold and anxious walking group. They where all checked over for injuries, but, after a warm in DM5 and given extra dry clothing, it was obvious that no harm, other than the effects of the weather, were evident. It must be said, that, the weather did close in pretty quickly, with isolated banks of low cloud sweeping the high moors along with sweeping rain and a sudden drop in temperature. It became apparent after a little bit of local knowledge investigation that their car was parked at Upper Burbage car park and a lift up to their car was facilitated in a team vehicle.


Date: Tue 01 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 13

Burbage South

Incident 96 - Tuesday 1st September 2020, 14:45hrs Just as members were returning home from incident 95, Edale Team were alerted to a report of a walker hearing a cry for help in the burbage valley. As the team were preparing on how to manage this report, a further call came in of an injured walker in the same area. Members were quickly deployed to the same rv as a few hours earlier. Given the location of the casualty the 4x4 vehicles could drive down to their position allowing members to quickly assess their injuries. After some first aid treatment the casualty was loaded into one of the vehicles and driven back to the fox house pub, and after a short wait, were handed over to Yorkshire Ambulance Service and taken to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further treatment. Given the casualty's description of their accident and actions, the team were satisfied this was the original cry for help, and were stood down.


Date: Tue 01 Sep 2020

Team members involved: 15

Burbage South

Incident 95 - Tuesday 1st September 2020, 12:20hrs The team were called to Burbage South to assist an injured walker. Nearby team members were quickly on scene and could assess the walkers lower leg injury. The leg was splinted, and the casualty loaded onto a mountain rescue stretcher for evacuation over the stream, back to a team land rover, then on to to the Burbage South Car Park. The nature of the injuries meant the casualty could be driven by their partner in their own transport to the Northern General Hospital.


Date: Mon 31 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 17

Froggatt

Incident 94 - Monday 31st August 2020, 15:18hrs The team were called to Froggatt edge to assist a fallen climber. Team members out fundraising and others nearby were rapidly on scene, and were able to access and stabilise the fallen climber. The climber was given pain relief and immobilised on a vacuum mattress. Resources from East Midlands Ambulance Service were also on scene, including a Doctor from EMICS, who worked alongside the Mountain Rescue Doctor and other team members to assist the climber. The climber was carried on a mountain rescue stretcher to the top of the crag, and then along the track to the waiting ambulance for onward transport to hospital.


Date: Sun 30 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 18

Cowper Stones

Incident 93 - Sunday 30 August 2020 15:36hrs. The team were just beginning to think it was all over, when, another call from the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation duty controller. This time we had a quick trot across to Stanage where a young climber had fallen and landed between his bouldering mat and a rock. His friends saw immediately that he had seriously damaged his ankle and foot with the obvious deformity. Team members arrived quite quickly as we were already mobilised from the Froggatt job previously. A team paramedic provided pain relief after initial assessment by team casualty carers. The ankle and foot was manipulated and splinted before he was packaged into the vacuum mattress and loaded on to the mountain rescue stretcher to be conveyed back to the road side for a bit of a wait for an East Midlands Ambulance Service crew on a very busy Bank Holiday Sunday. The ambulance service have been stretched with multiple incidents today and sometimes because of having to prioritise the nature of incidents, we do not always get an ambulance straight away. Team members then returned to base to decontaminate and replace the gear.


Date: Sun 30 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 16

Froggatt

Incident 92 - Sunday 30th August 2020 13:38hrs While the team were out fundraising, a call from the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation duty controller came through for a injured climber. A lady climbing Brookside Buttress on Froggatt Edge had taken a fall and hit a ledge before their gear held. Friends climbing with her lowered her to the ground and called Mountain Rescue. First team members and a team Paramedic were the first to arrive and accessed the track to the path down to the incident site. Strong analgesia was administered and the offending ankle was splinted with a vacuum splint. As other team members arrived at the casualty site the climber was loaded on to the team stretcher and a difficult extraction over the boulder field was managed with care. Onwards to the road head via the busy Froggatt track to liase with the East Midlands Ambulance Service. Just as we were welcoming the ambulance to the party another call for the teams assistance came in. Thank you to the many walkers on the track who moved to allow us access with the Landrover.


Date: Sat 29 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 14

Dennis Knoll

Incident 91 - Saturday 29th August 2020 17:38hrs. Just as team members were starting to return home for some well deserved food another call from the Peak District Mountain Rescue, Duty controller. A climber had taken a fall in the High Neb area of Stanage and had badly broken and dislocated his ankle. A team paramedic was responding for East Midlands Ambulance Service and arrived shortly before the first team vehicle. Access to the track up Long Causeway was gained and the casualty and friend was found the wrong side of the stile after contouring under High Neb to the Causeway. The climber was treated with strong pain relief while team members realigned the ankle and secured it with a vacuum splint. He was then able to, with help from the team, get in to the rear of Derwent Mobile five, where he was conveyed back down the track to Dennis Knoll. After a short wait for the ambulance he was relocated on board for the journey to Northern General Hospital and further treatment. It must be said, the climber although in a lot of pain had managed to straighten his own ankle just after he fell, and with help from his mate, managed to crawl all the way off to the Causeway stile. No mean feat and he must be hearing, Brown Girl in the Ring, (Boney M) ringing in his ears right now. For those who are wondering what the hell is he on about, refer to Joe Simpsons film, "Touching the Void" a must watch climbing epic of a film which probably is available on demand. There you go thats your Saturday evenings viewing sorted. Here to help in more. not just mountains.


Date: Sat 29 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 10

Winnats Pass

Incident 90 - Saturday 29th August 2020, 15:01 hrs The team were called to assist a couple who had become stuck on steep terrain above Winnats pass. Buxton mountain rescue team were also called to assist, as initially we had reports that there were 2 fallen climbers who were injured and stuck part way up a cliff. Two Edale Team members who were out fundraising at Edale with a team vehicle were rapidly on scene, and able to walk up to the couple who were out walking and escort them to safety. The rest of the team were stood down en-route to the scene. Steep grass and wet weather had made the pairs adventure a little more exciting than planned.


Date: Thu 27 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 9

Stanage Edge

Incident 89 - Thursday 27th August 2020 12:07hrs Two team members who were at base doing some tidying up of kit from yesterdays job when a call from the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation duty controller came through. A walker had collapsed and he was receiving CPR from passer byes on the Long Causeway at Stanage Edge. The rest of the team were quickly mobilised to RV at Dennis Knoll. As the first team vehicle arrived we were able to quickly ferry up three members of East Midlands Ambulance Service personnel. Helimed 54 from Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance had also been requested and they were just coming in to land on the edge, close to the casualties position. Team members were ferried up in team vehicles as they arrived at the RV in preparation for a swift evacuation to the Air Ambulance. Sadly despite everyones efforts the gentleman could not be revived and the team were tasked with recovering the deceased back to the road head. The team would like to thank everyone who had to divert around the scene and for understanding the joint efforts that were going on.


Date: Wed 26 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 11

Ladybower Plantation

Incident 88 - Wednesday 26th August 2020 15:25hrs A call via the duty controller to go to the aid of a mountain biker. A mountain biker out with a group of friends in the Western fringes of Ladybower suffered from a medical event while descending the notorious Beast route. After a tumbling fall and a period of unconsciousness they were made comfortable by friends who eventually gave the biker sustenance and liquids which helped with the overall recovery. The first team member on scene met with the informant on the A57 who gave a detailed account of exactly where the casualty was. He was given some warm clothing to take to his friend as a matter of urgency before other team members arrived at the RV. Glossop Mountain Rescue Team were also requested to assist due to midweek team availability. East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended the incident and a crew went down to help. An Edale team member provided the basic casualty care of the patient and after an assessment the casualty was happy to walk back to the road head and take a trip to hospital for further reassessment . Two bicycles were then conveyed back to Bamford to be reunited with the rest of the group.


Date: Tue 25 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 16

Nether Tor

Incident 87 - Tuesday 25th August 2020, 18:23hrs The team were contacted as 3 walkers had phoned the police, lost on top of kinder. The police had established a location with What3Words, which was confirmed with a Sarcall Phonefind placing them at Nether Tor. As many of the team were preparing to head out to the regular Tuesday evening trianing session, vehicles and team members were rapidly at the RV in Edale. Within 25 minutes the first team member was with the group and provided them with a group shelter to protect them from the worst of the weather. Further team members arrived with some of the teams sets of spare insulated clothes, which further helped protect the walkers. Despite it being the "Height of Summer"!!! all 3 were suffering from mild hypothermia due to a long day out in the wind and rain. Team members escorted them down to safety, in what was truly horrible conditions - wind gusting up to 40 knots and driving rain. A big thank you to the Nags Head pub in Edale who provided the walkers with hot drinks and some sustenance when they got down.


Date: Tue 25 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 11

Eckington Woods

Incident 86 - Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 15:23hrs The team were contacted by Derbyshire Constabulary to assist a young adventurer who had got themselves a bit stuck on a steep muddy bank in Eckington Woods. The young person had kept a clam head and done an excellent job of contacting the police to summon help. As the team were on the way to assist, we received news that the parents had found the hardy explorer and managed to help them to safety. The team were able to stand down when it was confirmed no further assistance was required.


Date: Mon 24 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 14

Stanage Plantation

Incident 85 24th August 2020 1650hrs The team was called by Derbyshire Police to a boulderer in Stanage Plantation who had landed badly and sustained a painful ankle injury. He was administered pain relief by team casualty carers prior to having the offending leg splinted. Then followed the usually stretcher evacuation back down to the carpark and a handover to a crew from East Midlands Ambulance Service.


Date: Fri 21 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 4

Hollins Cross

Incident 84 - Friday 21st August 2020 21:25hrs A member of the public spotted flashing lights on Mam Tor Ridge, and concerned it could be a distress signal, called the police, who contacted the team to investigate. A small group went to meet the informant who pointed out the lights which appeared to be at Hollins Cross. The group made their way up to the area, and found some people camping, all fit and well. Satisfied it was a false alarm but with good intent, the team members made their way home.


Date: Sun 16 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 13

Hooks Carr

Incident 83 - Sunday 16th August 2020 14:44hrs Even with the deteriorating weather the team’s busy period continued with a call to a wet Stanage Edge to Rescue a young walker who had slipped on the path down from the crags to Hook’s Carr car park. The casualty was quickly located and treated for a painful lower leg injury before being packaged and placed on a Mountain Rescue stretcher for the descent down to the waiting EMAS Ambulance. Team members then returned to base to replace, clean and dry kit.


Date: Sat 15 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 9

Fairholmes

Incident 82 - Saturday 15th August 2020 1600hrs Continuing our run of incidents the team was called by EMAS to reports of an injured mountain biker in the Upper Derwent Valley. As the first team members arrived in the area they found that the injured biker had managed to make their way down to the road with assistance from friends and our assistance was not required.


Date: Fri 14 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 8

Rivelin Dams

Incident 81 - Friday 14th August 2020 21:06hrs. A request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to the Rivelin Dams area of Sheffield to assist with a walker with a suspected broken leg. Initial information from the informant using W3W to YAS put them somewhere on the opposite side of the reservoirs just off the A57. After further enquiries the casualty was located on Wyming Brook drive. The team was stood down on arrival as the ambulance crew could drive to the side of the casualty and our assistance was no longer needed.


Date: Fri 14 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 6

Windy Knoll

Incident 80 - Friday 14th August 19:11 hrs. The team was called out to an incident at Windy Knoll along with our colleagues from Buxton Mountain Rescue Team. Both teams were stood down on arrival.


Date: Wed 12 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 12

Lady Cannings

Incident 79 - Wednesday 12th August 17:46hrs The team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend to a fallen mountain biker in Lady Cannings Plantation, Ringinglow. Luckily for the injured mountain biker some other riders were present to call for the emergency services, and send an informant to meet the team at the road head to guide team members to the casualty. Team members provided initial medical care to the injured biker, then packaged them onto a mountain rescue stretcher, and transported to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for evacuation to Sheffield Teaching Hospital, Northern General Trauma Unit for further treatment.


Date: Wed 12 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 9

Stanage Edge

Incident 78 12th August 2020 14:28hrs. The team was called to a walker who had collapsed below Crow Chin on Stanage from the effects of the extreme heat. The mans condition caused us some concern so assistance was sought from Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Helicopter Rescue 912. The walker was stabilised by team members before being evacuated to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Northern General Hospital in Sheffield by Rescue 912.


Date: Tue 11 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 11

Stanage Edge

Incident 77 - Tuesday 11th August 2020 15:53 hrs The team responded to a 999 call with regards to a climber at Stanage Edge who had fallen approximately 4m. Upon arrival at the incident site pain relief was administered by team members. The climber had a leg splinted and was placed in a vacuum mattress for a stretcher evacuation to the road and the crew of the East Midlands Ambulance Service. We were assisted by members of Buxton MRT with the incident, a regular occurrence during the working week.


Date: Sun 09 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 15

Stanage Edge

Incident 76 9th August 2020 16:05hrs As we were packing kit away from the previous incident we were redirected to Stanage Edge and an injured walker. Following a bit of confusion with regards to their location they were eventually tracked down to the top of causeway. Fortunately we were able to access them with team vehicles and transported them back to the road in a landrover saving another stretcher carry.


Date: Sun 09 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 14

Curbar Edge

Incident 75 9th August 2020 14:43hrs Our assistance was requested by East Midlands Ambulance Service at Curbar Edge where a climber had taken a ground fall. Working with two paramedics from EMAS the climber was given pain relief and had their injuries stabilised prior to being evacuated back to Curbar Gap carpark. Thanks to the Eastern Moors Partnership for making fields available to us for parking vehicles as the number of cars parked both in the carpark and roadside made things a bit interesting.


Date: Sat 08 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 10

Padley Gorge

Incident 74 8th August 2020 1220hrs A day off yesterday saw us being called back to Padley Gorge for the third time in the last week. A walker had again stumbled on a rough path and sustained quite a nasty ankle fracture. Immediate medical aid was provided by an EMAS responder prior to the teams arrival. Pain relief was administered before the injury was treated, followed by a carry out back to the road.


Date: Thu 06 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 3

Cheedale

Search Dogs Bolt and Flash, along with other MRSDE dogs called to assist Buxton MRT with an overnight search for a missing vulnerable person. Located the next afternoon safe and well by members of Derby MRT who had been called in to assist the following day.


Date: Thu 06 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 10

The Beast

Incident 73 - Thursday 6th August 2020 16:10hrs. Once again just as we all thought it safe to stand down another request from the duty controller to go to the aid of a mountain biker who had a suspected broken leg which resulted from a tumble on the notorious beast opposite Hagg Farm off the A57 Snake Pass road. Glossop Mountain Rescue Team were requested to assist as it was on bordering patches and further numbers would be needed. Team members were again quickly at the RV although It took a short while to find the casualty as they were slightly off the grid reference that we had received. Helimed 54 had landed in the field just before our arrival and their medics were already up the track so they quickly joined team members to assess the patient and administer strong pain relief for the broken leg. As usual, he was placed onto a Mountain Rescue Stretcher for onward transportation to Sheffield Northern General Hospital Trauma Unit for further treatment. Quite unusual for us to be working with our neighbouring team Glossop and today saw us joining forces on two occasions. It is always good to work together and boost inter team relations.


Date: Thu 06 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 7

The Great Ridge

Incident 72 - Thursday 6th August 2020 14:15hrs. Just as team members had returned to their homes or grabbing some lunch another call for help came in from the duty controller. A walker had slipped on steep ground below Hollins Cross on the Castleton side. First team members were there very quickly as they had been grabbing lunch in Hathersage. Buxton Mountain Rescue Team had also been requested to bolster numbers due to the holiday and midweek shortages. A painfully ankle injury had also caused some minor fitting from some historic medical history so we were all quite concerned about any further developments from that. Edale and Buxton teams made there way up to the casualty site with all the kit and after assessment and pain relief being administered they were loaded onto a Mountain Rescue Stretcher and brought back down the hillside track to the awaiting ambulance crew from East Midlands Ambulance Service for the onward journey to Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.


Date: Thu 06 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 9

Westend

Incident 71 - Thursday 6th August 10:32hrs. Local farmers were gathering sheep off the moors of the Upper Derwent valley when one of them had a tumble down a Clough resulting in a serious head injury and a very painful chest injury making it difficult to walk. We were called along with Glossop Mountain Rescue Team to locate and rescue the casualty. It was a little vague to where they may be as one source of information contradicted the original grid reference. As Helimed 54 arrived on scene they did a sweep of the area but nothing conclusive came from that. After initial team members arrived up the West End track the farmers vehicles were spotted and local knowledge coupled with a Ranger from the National Trust who was working up there, the casualty site was eventually located. Team members from both teams made there way to the new location and along with medics from Helimed 54 who had been given a lift up from Fairholmes they began the assessment and treatment to the injured farmer. The Coastguard Rescue 912 had also been requested and they were able to land near to the casualty site with rotors running. After packaging onto a stretcher he was hot loaded onboard the Coastguard Helicopter for onward transfer to the trauma unit at Sheffield Northern General Hospital.


Date: Wed 05 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 15

Mam Tor

Incident 70 - Wednesday 5th August 2020 18:15hrs. Just as the team were returning home and some to base for the monthly equipment session from incident 69 a call came in from the duty controller for a missing person from a walking group on Mam Tor. The team leader went to liase with the family at Mam Nic car park but found they had relocated to Speedwell Cavern after the missing walker had borrowed someone else's phone to phone the family. After contact with the family by the TL the missing walker had rejoined the family group so the team were stood down enroute.


Date: Wed 05 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 18

Woodseats farm

Incident 69 - Wednesday 5th August 2020 16:45hrs A family on holiday from the South had been walking on the Great Ridge and while descending down towards Castleton one of them slipped and injured their ankle making it very painful to walk. The team was mobilised to RV at Woodseats Farm. First team members on scene evaluated the casualty and after a primary survey the they was given Entonox which helped with the pain. As the rest of the team and kit arrived we started to load them on to a mountain rescue stretcher for the short journey to the awaiting East Midlands Ambulance Service.


Date: Tue 04 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 10

Padley Gorge

Incident 68 4th August 2020 1430hrs Our busy summer continues with another visit to Padley Gorge at the request of East Midlands Ambulance Service. A walker had slipped and sustained an extremely painful arm injury. Team members administered strong pain relief prior to evacuating the walker to the road. We were assisted by a team member from Woodhead MRT who works in the locality.


Date: Mon 03 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 1

Bleaklow

Searchdog Bolt placed on Standby to assist Glossop MRT with an incident involving a missing group on Bleaklow. Stood down when the group were located in the initial stages of the incident.


Date: Mon 03 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 10

Bole HIll, Sheffield

Incident 67 - Monday 3rd August 2020 12:20hrs A walker enjoying the morning sunshine on a footpath in the Fulwood area of Western Sheffield had an accident climbing over a style and injured both ankles. The team were requested by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist one of their crews with the evacuation of the casualty back to the road. Pain relief was provided by a team casualty carer before both her ankles were splinted. After further assessment they were loaded on to a mountain rescue stretcher and carried back to the road and the waiting ambulance for transfer to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for xrays and treatment.


Date: Sun 02 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 12

Padley Gorge

Incident 66 Sunday 2nd August 2020 17:33hrs. With a packed day at Padley Gorge top it was inevitable that we may get a call out, and we did. Friends enjoying the lovely weather had their enjoyment spoilt when one of them slipped and injured their lower leg. The first one on scene was a team doctor who after initial primary survey diagnosed a very probable broken and dislocated ankle. As team members started to arrive, kit was deployed the short journey down the track to the casualty scene. After being given pain relief and there leg splinted, they were loaded onto a mountain rescue stretcher for the quick but smooth trip back up to the roadbed. We were soon joined by a East Midlands Ambulance crew where we reloaded onto their stretcher and helped them into the rear of the ambulance for the journey to Sheffield Northern General for further assessment.


Date: Sun 02 Aug 2020

Team members involved: 4

Golden Clough

Incident 65 Sunday 2nd August 2020 17:09hrs. A call from our neighbouring team Buxton Mountain Rescue Team reference to a developing job somewhere in Grindsbrook or Grindslow. Being as it could have been on either of our patches we agreed to send a small party up Grindsbrrook while the same happened up Grindslow with a small Buxton party. The party consisted of several children and one had lost a shoe making it difficult to walk on the rough terrain. As our party was about to leave base it became more apparent of their position which was near to the small plantation below Golden Clough. As Buxton were near to arriving at Edale it was decided to let them carry on and we stood down.


Date: Fri 31 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 14

Stanage Causeway

Incident 64 - Friday 31st July 2020 08:09hrs An early call from the duty controller to Stanage this morning. A biker out to enjoy a bit of mountain biking, no doubt to miss the high temperatures of today, when he had a bit of a tumble under the edge while descending the Causeway from Stanage Pole direction. Concerns were head and abdominal injuries. On arrival two of our medics started treating the casualty and dressed an open wound. I.V. pain relief was also administered before loading them on to a mountain rescue stretcher. Helimed 29, Lincs and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance had managed to land on the top of the edge just off the main causeway so a steady quarter of a mile carry up to the landing zone for a very quick flight to Northern General Hospital trauma unit for further assessment and scans. Team members then went on to our base to sort out kit and replenish Covid-19 PPE. Thank you to the other Mountain biker and the couple walking for their help before we arrived.


Date: Thu 30 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 6

White Edge

Incident 63 Thursday 30th August 2020 2300hrs A person had become misplaced in the dark whilst searching for a lost dog. A "what 3 words" location was given that put their position in fields between Grindleford and Hathersage. However upon speaking to the person, who thought they were up on White Edge, something didn't quite add up. After using Mountain Rescues own location technology their position was confirmed as being on White Edge, approximately 2km away. A small section of team members were sent to recover the person back to Curbar Gap carpark. Unfortunately the dog was not located at this time so the search will continue in daylight.


Date: Tue 28 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 12

Sled Road, Edale

Incident 62 Tuesday 28th July 2020 16:02hrs A walker on Kinder Scout took a stumble on the sled road between Archer’s gate and Grindslow knoll; injuring their ankle. Unable to weight bear and therefore get down they called police and requested Mountain Rescue. Both Edale and Buxton teams responded (as part of our midweek snatch procedures) and quickly located the casualty and their partner in a bivi shelter that some passing walkers had kindly given to them. Pain relief and splinting was provided before the walker was packaged on an MR stretcher for the descent down to Edale village and onward transport to hospital.


Date: Sun 26 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 2

Hayfield

Searchdogs Bolt and Flash called to assist KInder MRT with a search around Hayfield. Stood down when the missing person was located.


Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 8

Grindsbrook

Incident 60 Friday 24th July 2020 14:54hrs Just as we thought it was safe to grab some refreshments, the third job of the day came in just as we were about to leave incident 59 at Blue John Cavern. An elderly lady had taken a tumble somewhere in Grindsbrook, Edale. Phone find technology finally put her near to Halfway Rocks, Grindsbrook. Both Edale Mountain Rescue and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team members made their way on the relative short journey to RV at Edale station car park. Troops were ferried up to the Nags Head to make their way on foot towards the casualty with all the relevant equipment for a possible stretcher off. Again the first team member did the initial primary survey and found out that some mild pain relief had already been administered. It was decided, after some discussion with the walking party to walk the casualty down the track to Edale with team members assisting. The group were happy to convey themselves to hospital to have an X-ray on the injured wrist. After such a flurry of jobs, you can imagine all the kit that needs replacing or sorting. Team members made their ways to their respective bases to sort out the gear to make ready for the next job.


Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 9

Blue John Cavern

Incident 59 - Friday 24th July 2020 13:15hrs A family on holiday to the Peak were walking over the footpath from Blue John Cavern, had a little mishap when one of the parents slipped and badly injured her ankle. We were made aware just as we were leaving the first job of the day at Birchens Edge by the duty controller. Team members made their way right across our patch through heavy traffic to Castleton and the RV point at Blue John Cavern. Buxton Mountain Rescue were requested to attend due to limited numbers. First team member on site did the normal primary survey and appropriate pain relief was administered by an East Midlands paramedic who also attended straight from the previous job at Birchens. The lady was loaded onto a mountain rescue stretcher and evacuated back to Blue John car park where after a short wait for the East Midlands Ambulance crew and reassessment was conveyed to Chesterfield Royal Hospital. Just as we thought we could get a bite to eat and a drink, the phone went again!


Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 8

Birchen’s Edge

Incident 58 - Friday 24th July 11.21hrs The team duty leader received a request from East Midlands Ambulance Service to respond to a fallen walker below Nelson’s monument on Birchen’s Edge . The team, along with an EMAS paramedic and ambulance crew quickly located the casualty who had suffered a nasty ankle injury. Their injuries were treated and then evacuated down toward the Robin Hood Pub on a Mountain Rescue stretcher for onward transport to hospital.


Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 9

Bradwell

For the second Friday in a row we have experienced several call outs Incident 59 - Friday 24th July 12:41 As we were dealing with the job at Birchens we received another call for an incident at Bradwell. Team members not at Birchens began responding along with members of Buxton MRT. Both teams were stood down whilst responding as EMAS and Helimed 54 dealt with the incident


Date: Tue 21 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 12

Back Tor

Incident 57 Tuesday 21st July 2020 14:50hrs. A Request via the PDMRO duty controller to attend an incident somewhere in the Edale valley. A small group of walkers on the Mam Tor ridge had witnessed what they believed to be a paraglider falling through the air and landing somewhere out of site. Team members were mobilised to RV at Edale End in the Vale of Edale. While team members were on route we were asked to hold our positions as nothing could be seen by the Leicestershire Derbyshire and Rutland air ambulance at the position given. After a short wait, a sighting of what was thought to be a collapsed canopy was spotted on Back Tor. Looking at the terrain and a possible awkward carry out Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was requested to assist. As team members went towards the grid reference, nothing could be seen. After quite a bit of searching by the Air crew and team members from both teams all that could by found was a party helium balloon. It looks like this was a well intentioned false alarm but does highlight the fact that not only can these helium balloons create problems for our wildlife they can also cause a lot of expense and time wasted for the emergency services.


Date: Fri 17 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 14

Mam Tor

Incident 56 - Friday 17th July 17:18hrs As team members were replacing and cleaning used kit from callout 55 ourselves and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were again alerted to another incident on Mam Tor. A young walker had taken a substantial fall from high up on the face suffering serious injuries and on arrival of first team members it became clear that a second walker was also cragfast approximately three-quarters of the way up the face. An Edale team paramedic was first to the injured walker and stabilised his position while assessing his injuries. Mountain rescue resources split into two groups with one group rigging a technical rescue rope system from near the trig point with a second working with East Midlands Ambulance Service, Yorkshire Air Ambulance a ‘BASICS’ doctor to stabilise the casualty before packaging them on a MR stretcher. Due to the time - critical nature of their injuries, support was also requested from Maritime and Coastguard Agency 912 from Humberside who was able to land at the front of the face before loading and transporting the casualty to Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS and Charity The second crag fast walker was secured by Mountain Rescue personnel who had been down lowered from the summit, strapped into a rescue harness before being hoisted up, un-injured to the top of Mam Tor. Derbyshire Constabulary were also in attendance. Once again an excellent example of multiagency working in challenging conditions. We all send the casualty and the family involved the very best wishes for a good recovery.


Date: Fri 17 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 13

Stanage Mississippi Buttress

Incident 55 - Friday 17th July 13:35hrs The team were tasked by the PDMRO duty controller to a climber who had fallen on Mississippi Wall at Stanage. The climbers gear had ripped out causing him to hit the ground with considerable force. As is normal on midweek call outs Buxton MRT were requested to assist. As first team members arrived on scene an initial assessment of his injuries were carried out by team casualty carers before a team paramedic joined them under the crag and did a further assessment of the climbers injuries. He was found to have head and wrist injuries. His helmet took most of the impact. The Air Ambulance was requested as the casualties condition started to deteriorate and landed at Hooks Carr where he was re-examined and found to be stabilising. He was transferred to Helimed 54, The Derbyshire Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, for an onward journey to the Major Trauma centre at Sheffield Northern General Hospital. Some members were tasked back to base to sort out kit ready for the next job.


Date: Thu 16 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 1

Buxton

Search dog Bolt called to assist Buxton MRT with a missing person search near Lightwood Reservoir, Buxton. Stood down when the missing person was located by a Buxton section.


Date: Thu 16 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 16

Foulstone Delph

Incident 54 - Thursday 16th July 2020, 18:43 hrs The team were contacted by a phone call direct to our base. Fortunately a team member had called in to do a task. A walking party on Derwent Edge reported that one of the party had sustained a muscular injury to the lower leg and was struggling to walk off the hill. The team attended and were able to use the landrovers to access the moors close to the casulaty location. The casualty was then assisted into the vehicle and transported to the roadhead. All wrapped up before last light. We commend the actions of this group - they recognised they had a problem, called for help at the right time and were able to keep in touch and give us a good location. However please remember everyone that the correct way to call Mountain Rescue is to dial 999 and ask for Mountain Rescue. This will ensure that the call will be handled swiftly and efficiently.


Date: Tue 14 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 12

Stanage Causeway

Incident 53 - 14th July 2020 14:28 A mountain biker took a tumble on the descent from Stanage Edge into the plantation and sustained a painful ankle injury. The team responded along with East Midlands Ambulance Service and Helimed 54. After treatment by medics the biker was transferred by stretcher to one of the team landrovers and then driven back down to the road.


Date: Sun 12 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 20

Stanage Popular End

Incident 52 - Sunday 12th July 2020 16:06hrs As we we were thinking our day was coming to a end we received yet another call to an incident on Stanage Edge. Details were coming in of a fallen climber above the Hooks Carr carpark. Due to the potentially serious nature of their injuries all travelling resources not at incident 51 were immediately diverted with a simultaneous call to Woodhead MRT for support. The first Edale team members and doctor on scene treated the climber for both head and lower leg injuries before once again providing pain relief and a rapid but smooth evacuation to a waiting East Midlands Ambulance. With all incidents being stood down by 5:15pm Team members were then finally able to return to base to take stock, clean and replace the used equipment from three separate response vehicles. This was not only one of our busiest days in recent times for Edale MRT but also for the wider Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation with a number of regional teams attending multiple concurrent incidents across the area. PDMRO mountain rescue volunteers had been attending incidents and away from their homes almost without a break from 03:30 hours in the morning until at least 18:00 in the evening and certainly from Edale’s point of view we would like to offer some thanks: Firstly to the locals inhabitants and motorists of the Hope Valley for putting up with and responding so politely to our response vehicles travelling on blue lights and sirens on multiple occasions throughout the day, to the support and partnership of our police and ambulance services who we all work so closely and of course to our families who had their Sunday plans so disrupted.


Date: Sun 12 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 13

Hollins Cross

Incident 51 - Sunday 12th July 2020 15:16hrs. As we were dealing with incident 50 we were alerted to another in the Hollin’s Cross area of the Great Ridge. We initially requested that Buxton MRT pick up the incident however almost simultaneously they too received another call within their main operating area. Both teams therefore arranged to dispatch spare resources from their current locations to respond to the Hollin’s Cross job. Once again the respective teams’ response drivers negotiated their way through the still increasing traffic to rendezvous above the Hollowford Centre, Castleton. A walker was located on the path leading up to Hollin’s Cross who had slipped on the wet rock and sustained a painful ankle injury. Working with East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics, both teams provided pain relief and packaged the casualty on an MR stretcher before evacuating them back down towards the Hollowford Centre to the waiting Ambulance for onwards transport to hospital.


Date: Sun 12 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 15

Houndkirk Track

Incident 50 - Sunday 12th July 2020 14:45hrs Just as the team had returned to base to clean and restock kit, we were contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service with a request to attend to an incident on the Houndkirk Track where a mountain biker had taken a fall and was reported to be unconscious. A YAS paramedic had managed to access the patient however evacuation would require Mountain Rescue support. Once again team vehicles worked their way through the busy traffic to access the 4x4 track from the Foxhouse end. Although now conscious there was still some concern regarding the casualties injuries and therefore the team (joined by an Eastern Moors ranger who is also a member of Woodhead MRT) rapidly packaged and evacuated the casualty to another waiting YAS ambulance.


Date: Sun 12 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 11

Winnats Pass

Incident 49 - Sunday 12th July 2020 12:18hrs The team received a call from Derbyshire Police to attend to a walker who had taken a tumble on the steep ground above Winnats Pass. Local team members were rapidly on scene followed shortly by three team vehicles with additional equipment. The walker was treated for injuries to their head and wrist before being sledged down towards Speedwell Cavern and a waiting East Midlands Ambulance. The walker’s partner was then driven back in a team vehicle through the ever increasing traffic to their holiday accommodation.


Date: Sun 12 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 10

Kinder Search

Incident 48 - Sunday 12th July 2020 03:30hrs The Peak District Duty Controller was contacted in the early hours regarding two walkers who had reported themselves to be somewhere on the Kinder plateau, in a tent and suffering from the cold. Unfortunately contact could not be re-established with them and given their reported condition a full 'Kinder Plan' callout was initiated. Search parties from four mountain rescue teams commenced a pre-arranged search pattern covering all main access routes onto and over the plateau. Our missing party was found asleep in their tent by a dog team at approximately 06:30 in the morning. Having spoken to them we were satisfied that they were safe and advised them to make their own way off down the hill back to their transport. Due to the pleasant weather there was a large number of campers up in a variety of locations on Kinder who, I am sure, were very grateful for their complementary early morning Mountain Rescue wake up calls! Team members headed home just before 9am for some well earned breakfast and hopefully a rest however........


Date: Wed 08 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 13

Ladybower

Incident 47 - Wednesday 8th July 2020 17:44hrs A call from the Peak District controller to a mountain biker on the south side track of Ladybower reservoir. The couple were on a mini break in the Peak and had hired a couple of bikes. One of them had taken an awkward tumble over the handle bars causing injury to their wrist and knee. The team were able to access the track to the casualty site so were able to give swift medical care. The couple elected not to go to hospital with the East Midlands Ambulace Service crew but were advised to get the wrist checked over asap at an A+E centre. Team stood down at 19:00hrs so for some team members it was straight to base for tonights equipment session.


Date: Mon 06 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 11

Moscar

Incident 46 - Monday 6th July 2020 11:55hrs. A request from the Peak District duty controller to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service. The ambulance service required the teams assistance to help with the recovery of a deceased person on the moors around Moscar. On arrival the Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew alongside the EMAS crew, Yorkshire Ambulance Service Paramedic and South Yorkshire Police had already started moving the deceased down the very muddy green lane back to the roadbed which was approximately 300 metres away. They decided to go for the carry off between themselves as the weather was threatening to worsen which was causing concern for the helicopter and the people on the hill. Team stood down at the scene.


Date: Sun 05 Jul 2020

Team members involved: 13

Horse Thief Quarry

Incident 45 - Sunday 5th July 2020 11:30hrs A request via the Peak District duty controller to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service. A climber had taken a fall in Horse-Thief Quarry, Stoney Middleton and while the rope arrested their fall, they swung in to the rock face and injured their head. A EMAS Paramedic arrived on scene just before the first team member and they were able to give immediate medical attention to the climber. A very quick response from local team members with the rest of the team following closely behind made for a rapid mountain rescue stretcher evacuation back to the road and the awaiting ambulance. There was an unprecedented amount of traffic out in that area today so traffic management was carried out by team members, apologies if your journey was delayed but we were doing the best under very difficult circumstances,


Date: Tue 30 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 20

Rivelin Valley

Incident 44 - Tuesday 30th June 2020, 17:56 A request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist one of their crews in the Rivelin Valley area of Sheffield. A mountain biker had taken a tumble and ended up injured in a stream. The ambulance crew were able to get to him to give medical care but required our services and specialist mountain rescue stretcher to extricate him back to the road and the awaiting ambulance. One of our team medics was the first to arrive and between the crew and our team member they managed to get him to walk up to the ambulance. Most of the rest of the team were stood down en route. It was straight to crag training after at Stoney Middleton.


Date: Sun 28 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 19

Lodge Moor

Incident 43 - Sunday 28th June 2020, 11:44hrs The team were contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist at an incident on the western edge of Sheffield, heat the Hallam Golf Club. A walker out for a Sunday stroll with family had stumbled and unfortunately fallen down a 5m cliff into a river gully. The call came in as the team were undertaking their monthly kit check session at base, so the team vehicles were able to respond straight away. Whilst the ambulance service and a BASICS doctor assessed the patient the team set up for the stretcher evacuation. The walker was secured on the mountain rescue stretcher and carried back up to the waiting ambulance. After the job was finished, it was back to base to decontaminate and sort the kit ready for the next incident.


Date: Sat 27 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 16

Woodhouse, Sheffield

Incident 42 - Saturday 27th June 2020, 12:00hrs The team was contacted by South Yorkshire Police to search for a missing vulnerable person in the Woodhouse Area of Sheffield. The search was centred around scrub and Woodland areas identified by the police as a priority to search. We also called on the services of Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England who provided six dog teams. Unfortunately a body was found by one of the search dogs after a couple of hours of searching. The team then assisted the police in transporting the deceased to the road. Our thoughts and condolences to family and friends at this sad time. Thanks to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service for the use of their facilities from where we coordinated our search.


Date: Thu 25 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 19

Barbrook Reservoir

Incident 41 - Thursday 25th June 2020, 16:00hrs The team was called to Barbrook Reservoir by East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist with the treatment and evacuation of a young sun worshipper who had injured their ankle in the rough ground next to the res and couldn't weight bear. The unfortunate individual swapped the views of the cloudless sky for our sweaty, masked up faces as they had their leg splinted and then evacuated by Stretcher back up to the warden's cottage before onward transport to an equally stifling (although probably less crowded) A & E department. The number of private cars at the main access gate did create a tight squeeze for both the ambulance and our vehicles and, although this incident was relatively minor, it is worth emphasising the need to park considerately for both local access and emergencies.


Date: Thu 25 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 13

Old Whittington

Incident 40 - Thursday 25th June 2020, 09:05hrs A cyclist heading to work along the footpath next to the river Rother in Old Whittington, Chesterfield collided with a rock that threw him off his bike and down into the water where he landed on his back amongst the boulders in the shallows. He had remained in this position for at least 30 minutes until attracting the attention of a passer by who called for assistance. Working with a doctor and a paramedic from the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland air ambulance and East Midlands ambulance service, the team evacuated the casualty from the river and then, using a back rope system, up the banking to the nearby industrial estate. Team members then returned to base to carry out the now standard decontamination procedures associated with covid-19.


Date: Sat 20 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 24

Millstone Edge

Incident 39 - Saturday 20th June 2020, 18:36hrs The team were called by Derbyshire Constabulary to assist a climber who had become wedged 2/3 of the way up a route on Millstone edge. They had been stuck by their knee for a good 30 minutes, and were unable to free themselves. The team responded and set up a rope system to secure and safely extricate the climber. A team paramedic was able to access the casualty and assess their leg. Prior to the team attending a valiant effort had been undertaken by the climbers mates involving pulley systems and cooking oil - sadly to no avail. Due to the obstinate nature of the stuck knee Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation were also called to assist. They have specialist skills when it comes to stuck body parts.... However, their skills were not required! Fortunately, with a rope system of static ropes set up by the team a greater force could be generated and the climber was released. To their full credit, after their prolonged ordeal being more intimate than they would like with gritstone, the bruised and battered climber walked back to Surprise View Car park under their own steam. Great multi-agency effort from all involved.


Date: Sat 20 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 16

Bamford Edge

Incident 38 - Saturday 20th June 2020, 14:20hrs The team were called to assist an injured climber on Bamford Edge. The climber that was belaying had unfortunately been landed on by his climbing partner who was climbing above him when he fell. The lead climber was fine, but the belayer sustained a painful knee injury making it impossible to walk. The team assessed and treated the climber before packaging him on a mountain rescue stretcher and carrying him off the hill to the waiting ambulance. Advice was given about the suitability of materials for home-made bouldering mats ;-)


Date: Sun 14 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 2

Worsbrough Country Park

Dog Call 2 - Worsbrough Country Park, 14th June 2020 1300hrs Search dogs Flo and Bolt called to assist Woodhead MRT with a search for a missing vulnerable person. Search stood down a few hours later after the missing person was located safe and well


Date: Tue 09 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 14

Froggatt Edge

Incident 37 - Tuesday 9th June 2020 13:15hrs A call came in reference to a fallen climber on Froggatt Edge. The team were mobilised and were able to access the top of the crag via the Froggatt bridleway in team vehicles. A climber in Valkeryie buttress area was located with a lower leg injury. After being assessed and given some pain relief, the team stretchered him back to a friends car who conveyed him to hospital. Some team members then returned to base to decontaminate team kit.


Date: Sat 06 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 15

Robin Hoods Cave, Stanage

Incident 36 - Saturday 6th June 2020, 0524hrs The team received a call from EMAS to assist with the evacuation of a missing person who had been found by the Police on Stanage edge. As our first team member arrived on scene it became obvious that the police had managed to walk the person down and to safety. The team were stood down.


Date: Tue 02 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 25

Stanage Plantation

Incident 35 - Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 20:31hrs The team were called to the Stanage plantation area to assist a climber who had taken a tumbling fall of 3-4m whilst descending. They had fortunately ended up on a ledge halfway down the edge, where they had been secured by their fellow climbers. The team attended, stabilised the climber who had sustained chest and shoulder injuries, a team doctor administered strong analgesia and a rope system was used to lower the climber on a stretcher to the base of the crag. They were then carried down to the plantation car park and waiting ambulance, for onward transport to hospital.


Date: Tue 02 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 13

Burbage Valley

Incident 34 - Tuesday 2nd June 2020 1320hrs The team was contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service with regards to an incident in the Burbage Valley. A walker had stumbled on rough ground and injured their ankle. YAS paramedics attended the walker but required assistance in transporting them back to the road. Fortunately we were able to get a team 4x4 in close proximity and used this for the journey.