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Date: Sat 24 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 22

Stanage (Overstones Fm)

Incident 23 - Saturday 26th February 2024 16:30hrs. We were called by Derbyshire Police to attend to reports of a crashed paraglider towards Cowper Stone end of Stanage . An informant had witnessed the pilot take a hard landing; suffering lower leg injuries.  The first team members quickly located the casualty who wasn’t too far from the road and provided pain relief before packaging them on a MR stretcher and bringing them down to a waiting East Midlands ambulance.   


Date: Mon 19 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 13

Castleton

Incident 22 - Monday 19th February 2024 16:07hrs. As team members were making their way back to base for a much needed sort out of kit, the Peak District Mountain Rescue controller contacted us once again for an incident in Castleton. Friends out walking above the ridge of Cavedale had a mishap when one of them slipped on very steep and wet ground. We were quite quickly on scene where we assessed the injuries, administered mild analgesia and loaded onto the stretcher for a controlled lower down the slope to the awaiting East Midlands Ambulance crew for onward transport to hospital. Finally we could make the short journey to Edale base to sort all the kit from the days incidents. For several team members it was a quick bite to eat before attending a team operational management meeting until 22:45. Phew! 


Date: Mon 19 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 11

Stanage

Incident 21 - Monday 19th February 15:22hrs. Once again we had just finished the second job of the day when another request came in for our assistance. The report was a little spurious, but after some digging around it was to assist a fallen walker on the top of Stanage Edge near to Robin Hoods cave. A very young child had slipped between two rocks and had immediately cried out in pain. Team members along with two of our doctors were soon on scene and treating the little boy, while team members comforted the childs mother. He had suffered some quiet serious injuries to his head and stomach, his conscious levels were not what we were comfortable with either. Several Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team members also came to bolster numbers from the Rivelin incident. The Derbyshire Rutland & Leicestershire air ambulance was also in attendance and supported our doctors with care of the child.


Date: Mon 19 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 15

Stanage

Incident 20 - Monday 19th February 2024 15:11hrs. A second call of the day saw us diverting to Stanage Edge to reports of a climber taking a 6m fall. As team members arrived at Stanage they made their way up to the Casualty site to join ambulance crew who were already on scene. The casualty was treated for what appeared to be a very nasty broken arm, given strong analgesia and packaged onto a Mountain Rescue stretcher to be carried back down to Hooks Carr for onward transportation to Sheffield Northern General Hospital and further treatment. As team members were tidying away kit, another request for our help came in.


Date: Mon 19 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 8

Rivelin

Incident 19 Monday 19th February 2024 13:43hrs. A request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist moving a casualty from some woods in the Rivelin Valley. Just as team members started to arrive at the RV, a second request for the teams assistance to a climber that had taken a six metre fall. Team members were diverted to this more serious incident, and Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team were asked to take over the ambulance assist.  


Date: Sun 18 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 18

Mam Tor

Incident 18 - Sunday 18/02/2014 13:04hrs. As team members started to tuck into some lunch after a busy casualty care lecture morning, a request from Derbyshire Constabulary came in to an incident on MamTor. A gentleman out walking with his partner had a medical episode and suffered a period of unconsciousness. Team members were quickly on scene and started to access the gentleman.  Fortunately the gentleman was able to walk back to the road under supervision of team members to the waiting ambulance for further assessment from the crew.


Date: Sat 17 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 11

Armthorpe

Incident 17 - Saturday 17th February 16:46hrs. The team were requested by Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team to assist them with a search for a vulnerable male in the Armthorpe area of Doncaster. Eleven Team members along with, "Hope", one of the teams Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England, searched designated areas. After several hours the good news came in that the gentleman had returned home and was now safe. Yorkshire Lowland search and rescue and Lincolnshire Lowland search and rescue were also tasked with search areas.


Date: Thu 15 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 12

Castleton

Incident 16 - Thursday 15th February 14:18hrs. A call from Derbyshire Constabulary to basically the same spot as yesterday's casualty. A family on holiday had their day cut short when Dad slipped on wet, muddy and steep ground. It was dejavu for team members who were soon with the family and looking after the Dad. After a primary survey, an isolated knee injury appeared to be the only injury. After a good dose of entonox, the knee was splinted and  the gentleman placed onto our mountain rescue stretcher.  We lowered the stretcher with the aid of a back rope, down the steep slope and then wheeled to the car park. The family were happy to self convey to hospital, and after a final checkup by a East Midlands Ambulance paramedic, they were able to drive to the hospital.


Date: Wed 14 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 15

Castleton

Incident 15 - Wednesday 14th February 15:41hrs. The team deployed on the early evening of Valentines Day to help a damsel in distress near the Devils Arse. Todays casualty ‘loved’ mountain rescue so much this was the second time a team had helped her out she had previously been rescued by Keswick MRT !!! A visitor to our patch, slipped and injured her arm on very wet and muddy steep ground on the slopes next to Peveril Castle. After strong analgesia and then splinting, the lady was packaged onto our mountain rescue stretcher and sledged down the slope with the aid of a back rope. Once back at the car park, the lady was transferred to the awaiting East Midlands Ambulance Service for transportation to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further treatment. 


Date: Tue 13 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 12

Stanage Edge

Incident 14 - Tuesday 13th February 2024 18:41hrs. A couple out walking became disorientated on Moorland behind Stanage Edge and rang for assistance.  They were located via SARLOC technology and asked to wait for us to get to them. A group of team members had met up for pancakes in Hathersage and were dispatched to assist, we believe  somewhere between the third and fourth helping although this is unconfirmed. They quickly located the walkers and guided them back to their vehicle non the worse for their ordeal. Both walkers were well equipped with warm clothing, torches and a whistle. They did exactly the right thing asking for help.   


Date: Tue 13 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 14

Houndkirk Track

Incident 13 - Tuesday 13th February 2024 12:51hrs. For the fourth day in a row, a request for our assistance. Yorkshire Ambulance Service requested the team via Sarcal to an elderly walker who had taken a tumble on the Houndkirk track near to Fox House. As team members arrived and started their way down to the casualty and ambulance crew in two team vehicles, a passing member of the public had picked the crew and casualty up in their 4x4. After speaking with the ambulance crew they were happy for us to stand down.


Date: Mon 12 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 13

Parkin Clough

Incident -12 Monday 12th February 2024 15:38hrs. A request for assistance via Derbyshire Constabulary to an injured walker. The casualty had slipped on very wet and muddy ground at the top of Parkin Clough below Winn Hill, and had consequently suffered a painful ankle injury. Several team members were in Hathersage, so were quickly on scene at the RV,  Within 15 mins of arrival, the first team member was with the casualty and friend to give initial care. Despite the very boggy conditions, a team Landrover was able to drive close to the location with more team members and kit, so further treatment and packaging could commence.  Others endured the Parkin Clough challenge on foot. The two walkers had been there for some time and were beginning to feel the effects of the cold conditions, so that was also a priority to stop the effects of the cold getting any worse. Once we were happy that everything was under control, we preceded to evacuate by stretcher down to Ladybower Dam wall to the awaiting East Midlands Ambulance Service crew for transportation to Northern General Hospital. All done for 17:21hrs but back to base for a clean up and replenish of kit


Date: Sun 11 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 20

Mam Tor Ridge

Incident 11 - Sunday 11th February 2024 11:02hrs. Derbyshire Constabulary requested our assistance to a walker with a suspected fractured ankle on the Great Ridge above Castleton today. With our equipment checking underway at base, team members were very quickly on scene via Only Grange Farm. After an initial assessment and strong analgesia, the offending ankle was realigned and splinted. The walker was placed on a Mountain Rescue stretcher and evacuated back to the farm to the East Midlands Ambulance crew for transportation to Sheffield Northern General Hospital and further treatment.     


Date: Sat 10 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 19

Higgar Tor

Incident 10 - Saturday 10th February 2024 12.15hrs We were called directly by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to reports of a walker who had taken a potentially sizeable fall from the rocks at the southern end of Higgar tor . Although the fall wasn’t witnessed a passing Mountain Leader was able to provide initial first aid as the incident was passed through to us . Due to the potential for serious injuries Helimed 98 (Yorkshire Air Ambulance) was also dispatched and arrived at roughly the same time as the first team members.  The casualty was treated for their injuries before being stretcher to the Helicopter for a flight to Northern General Hospital; accompanied by one of our team doctors.  


Date: Wed 07 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 16

Baslow Edge

Incident 9 - Wednesday 7th February 2024 1607hrs A request from Derbyshire Constabluary to an elderly dog walker who became stuck on the rocks below Baslow Edge while trying to retrieve their dog that had decided to go off piste slightly. Due to the possibility of the person slipping and causing at the least an injury, team members were very quickly on scene. Initially two local team members arrived just ahead of the main draft of responders. They were able to take control of the situation and with a team dog whisperer and chaperone, the person was able to be helped from their predicament and back to the safety of the edge path, non the worse for the experience. 


Date: Tue 06 Feb 2024

Team members involved: 13

Padley Gorge

Incident 8 - Tuesday 6th February 2024 12:01hrs.   A walker slipped on wet and muddy ground while walking with friends in the Padley Gorge area of Longshaw. Local team members were swiftly on scene followed by the other team members with the necessary kit. After assessment for a isolated ankle injury, the walker was given mild analgesia and placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and conveyed down to the station car park at Grindleford.  Fortunately a member of the family was able to self convey to hospital for further treatment.


Date: Tue 30 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 1

Shipley Wood

Dog Callout 5  -  Tuesday 30th January 2024  0413hrs Search dog Dottie and her handler assisted Derby MRT with an incident near Ilkeston.   


Date: Sun 28 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 16

Moscar Lodge

Incident 7 - Sunday 28th January 2024, 13.15 hrs Just as team member were returning from incident number 006 we received another call; this time to attend to a fallen walker on the Moscar estate above the A57.  Team members redeployed from our base plus other locations in the Hope valley to RV at Cutthroate Bridge before deploying onto the hill.  The casualty was located behind a stile and stone wall suffering from a painful upper leg injury. They were given strong pain relief before being packaged in a MR stretcher and evacuated back down to the A57 to meet another waiting ambulance. 


Date: Sun 28 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 23

White edge lodge

Incident 6 - Sunday 28th January 2024, 11.30 hrs We were called to assist East Midlands ambulance service who were responding to reports of a walker suffering from a serious medical incident near to White Edge Lodge on the Longshaw estate.  Luckily a large number of team members were available and the incident wasn’t too far from the lodge; enabling a rapid evacuation back to the waiting ambulance and on to hospital for further treatment. 


Date: Sun 21 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 17

Only Grange Farm

Incident 5 - Sunday 21st January 2024, 09.30 hrs The team were called by our PDMRO Duty Controller to reports of a walker who had slipped on muddy ground above Only Grange Farm and sustained a lower leg injury as a result.  As most of the team were at base attending our annual casualty care training course, we were quickly on scene.  Once on scene the walker was treated for their injury before being placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and conveyed back to a waiting ambulance from East Midlands Ambulance Service and on-ward transport to hospital for further treatment.      


Date: Sat 13 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 2

Tintwistle

Dog Callout 5,  13th February 2023 1348hrs Search dog Ebba was called to assist Glossop MRT with an incident at Tintwistle


Date: Thu 11 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 1

Pen Yr Old Wen, North Wales

Dog Call 3  -  11th January 2024  0500hrs Search dog Hope called to assist in a multi team search on Pen Yr Old Wen in North Wales. 


Date: Sat 06 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 18

Thornbridge

Incident 4 - Saturday 6th January 2024, 1625 hrs A local walker out enjoying the crisp clear January day walking near Thornbridge slipped an fell awkwardly on some mud, sustaining a painful ankle injury. Passing walkers came to their aid and mountain rescue help was summoned. Team members were still at base tidying up from incident 3 so were able to hop into the team vehicles and assist the casualty.  they were given strong pain relief, the injury splinted and carried back on a mountain rescue stretcher to the waiting ambulance. 


Date: Sat 06 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 16

Back Tor

Incident 3 - Saturday 6th January 2024, 1330 hrs A dry and sunny day brought crowds of people out to enjoy the weather and it wasn’t long before we were requested by Derbyshire police to attend to an incident near Back Tor on the great ridge .  A walker had taken a slip and suffered a painful lower leg injury. Luckily a number of team members were already at our base in Hope and were able to rapidly travel to Only Grange farm before climbing to the ridge and locating the informants. The casualty was given strong pain relief before their leg was splinted and they were then packaged and sledged back down to the farm for onward transport to hospital.  A big thank you to the farmer at Only Grange for helping us park on his property.       


Date: Wed 03 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 3

Saddleworth Moor

Dog Callout 2   3rd January 2024  0700hrs  Search Dogs  Ebba, Hope and Dottie were called to assist in a large multi team search for a missing hillwalker on the Saddleworth Moors.   


Date: Mon 01 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 15

Mam Farm

Incident 2 - Monday 1st January 2024, 17:02hrs The team were contacted by the PDMRO controller to assist a walker who had taken a tumble near to Mam Farm, on the way down from the Mam Tor ridge. Team members were at base tidying up from incident 1, so were quickly on scene. The casualty was treated for a lower leg injury and was stretchered to the road head. They were able to be conveyed to a local hospital by their walking companion.  For the team - back to base for more kit cleaning! 


Date: Mon 01 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 17

Moss Road

Incident 1 - 1st January 2024 13:40hrs. A couple out walking over Totley Moor with their dog, had a chance encounter with a small herd of cows. One of the group  unfortunately found themselves between the cow and dog and sustained lower leg fracture. We were able to drive to the side of the lady who was being assisted by several other walkers fortunately one was a nurse.  Helimed 98 the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air ambulance was also tasked. After been given strong analgesia, the ankle was splinted by team members. A short journey to the helicopter on a mountain rescue stretcher and the lady was on her way to Sheffield Northern General Hospital trauma unit for further treatment.    


Date: Mon 01 Jan 2024

Team members involved: 3

Cross Fell

Dog Callout 1  1st January 2024   Search Dogs Ebba and Flo along with their handlers and a team member acting as navigator travelled to assist Penrith MRT with a large scale search for a missing fell runner.   


Date: Sun 31 Dec 2023

Team members involved: 4

Midhope Moors

Dog Callout 13 - 31st December 2023 14:38 Search dogs Hope, Ebba and Dottie responded to a request by Woodhead MRT in the search for a missing walker on the Midhope Moors. 


Date: Sun 31 Dec 2023

Team members involved: 19

Blackamoor

Incident 147 - Sunday 31st December 2023 11:30hrs. A lady walking her dog and taking advantage of the brief lull in our recent glorious weather, took a tumble and sustained a possible break to a lower leg. A passing group of walkers went to the ladies aid and phoned the police to request Mountain Rescue.  A quick response was assisted by the first group of team members being able to drive to the casualty site to give pain relief and splinting to the offending limb. As more team members arrived on scene with kit, the lady was placed onto a team stretcher and conveyed back to Stoney Ridge car park to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew for transportation to Sheffield Northern General Hospital.         


Date: Sat 23 Dec 2023

Team members involved: 18

Mam Tor Face

Incident 146 - Saturday 23rd December 2023, 14:11 hrs   The team were called by Derbyshire Constabulary following reports of a walker stuck on the face of Mam Tor. A fellow walker had spotted the gentleman making his way onto the unstable ground of the face, before seemingly becoming cragfast, and not moving position for some 45 minutes. The observer called the police who passed the detail onto Edale MRT via thr PDMRO controller. Local team members were rapidly on scene, with one at the foot of the crag to establish "eyes on" the casualty, whilst a further team member was able to access the face from the ridge at the side and walk to the casualties position. With some coaching and a confidence rope the casualty was walked to safety and escorted off the hill. This is the second incident within the space of a few months, in an almost identical position. Mam Tor face is very unstable, and not a place to go exploring. The risk of becoming stuck, or falling is very high. We would advise all walkers to steer clear of straying onto the face, or the surrounding steep ground. There are numerous spots nearby where fantastic views of the face and surrounding area can be had without putting yourself or others in danger. 


Date: Sun 17 Dec 2023

Team members involved: 15

Woodhead Assist (Windy Bank)

Incident 145 - Sunday 17th December 2023 14:12hrs. Our Duty Team Leader was called by our neighbouring team Woodhead Mountain Rescue to assist them with a walker on the shores of Agden Reservoir.  The walker, a young man, had slipped on muddy ground sustaining a suspected dislocation/fracture of the knee. A crew from Yorkshire Ambulance Service was also in attendance and once the walker was treated for his injury, he was placed on a Mountain Rescue Stretcher before being conveyed back to a waiting ambulance for onward transportation to hospital and further treatment. 


Date: Sat 16 Dec 2023

Team members involved: 22

Stanage

Incident 144 - Saturday 16th December 2023 15:29hrs The team were called by our PDMRO Duty Controller to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with a fallen climber on Stanage.  The climber, who had taken a 6m fall, had landed on his stomach and was unable to move. Team members were quickly on scene to carry out a primary survey and found that the climber had sustained a back injury and suspected pelvic injury.  Due to the nature of their injuries, Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance were requested and Helimed 54 was quickly on scene along with a crew from East Midlands Ambulance Service. Once the climber was treated for their injuries they were placed on a Mountain Rescue stretcher and conveyed back to the waiting ambulance for onward transportation to Sheffield Northern General Hospital and further treatment.  


Date: Fri 15 Dec 2023

Team members involved: 20

Nether Tor

Incident 143 - Friday 15th December 2023 16:05hrs The team were called by our duty controller to assist Derbyshire Constabulary with a vulnerable male walker benighted on the lower southern slopes of Kinder Scout. The walker was located using our phone find technology and verbal contact was made to establish his condition, with no reported injuries he was advised to stay at his current location and wait for help to arrive. As is sometimes necessary in these situations, we requested a police presence to accompany team members onto the hill.  Once deployed, we were soon with the benighted walker and were able walk him back to Edale village where the police helped him further and ensured a safe onward journey.  


Date: Sun 03 Dec 2023

Team members involved: 9

Curbar

Incident 142 - Sunday 3rd December 2023 12:06hrs A request to attend a RTA in the Curber area where a vehicle with three occupants had gone through a wall after skidding on ice, one of the occupants suffered multiple injuries as a result. A local team member was made aware of the incident by a resident and was quickly on scene providing assistance to the injured party. In attendance was Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, Basics Doctor, (who is also a team doctor), East Midlands Ambulance Service and a crew from HART.  It was thought that our assistance may be required to evacuate the casualty back to the ambulance so a few team members already in the area were asked to attend.  As the rescue started to unfold, it was decided that our assistance was not required so no further involvement from Mountain Rescue.  


Date: Thu 30 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 14

Cavedale

Incident 141 - Thursday 30th November 2023 09:04hrs Less than 24 hours from our last incident in Cavedale, we received a call from East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist them with evacuating a walker from the same area.  The walker, while out with a group of friends had fallen on icy ground sustaining a leg injury. First team members arriving on scene were met by the ambulance crew who were treating the walker for their injuries.  Once treated, they were placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and conveyed back to the waiting ambulance for onward transport to hospital and further treatment.


Date: Wed 29 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 13

Cavedale

Incident 140 - Wednesday 29th November 2023 13:05hrs. We were called by Derbyshire Constabulary to attend to a walker who had fallen on icy ground in the lower area of Cavedale, sustaining a leg injury. As the location was on our operational border, we carried out a joint deployment with Buxton MRT.  The walker, who was out with family and friends, was quickly located and pain relief given before splinting the injured leg. They were then conveyed back to a waiting ambulance from East Midlands Ambulance Service for onward transport to Stepping Hill Hospital and further treatment.


Date: Thu 23 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 14

Winnats Pass

Incident 139 - Thursday 23rd November 2023 23:40hrs. Request from Derbyshire Constabulary to a injured walker. A local man had taken a tumble while walking on very steep ground in the Speedwell Cavern area of Winnats Pass. After the team controller spoke with the gentleman, he appeared to have fallen onto a rocky outcrop and was complaining of back pain and lack of sensation in his legs. Team members were quickly on scene where after an assessment of his injuries, he was secured onto a team stretcher to be carried back down the slope to a awaiting East Midlands Ambulance Crew for onward transportation and further assessment at Stepping Hill hospital. 


Date: Tue 21 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 10

Somersall

Incident 138 - Tuesday 21st November 2023 20:43hrs The team was contacted by Derbyshire Constabulary to assist in a search for a vulnerable person in the Chesterfield area.  A limited number of team members were deployed including Search dog Ebba, Search dog Griff and his handler from Derby MRT also attended. After an area of interest had been searched without locating the person we were stood down just after midnight. 


Date: Sun 19 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 13

Upper Cavedale

Incident 137 -Sunday 19th November 2023 13:00hrs We were called by Derbyshire Police to attend to a fallen walker with a lower leg injury in the upper reaches of Cavedale . As the location was on our operational border we carried out a joint deployment with Buxton MRT.  The walker, who was from a large organised group, was quickly located and their ankle injury was splinted. They were then evacuated back towards Rowter Farm to meet their group transport which was going to take them on to a more local hospital in the Liverpool area. 


Date: Sat 18 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 14

Beighton

Incident 136 - Saturday 18th November 2023 15:55hrs We were called alongside the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Fire and Rescue to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service with reports of a individual who had fallen on a body of water on the edge on Beighton and reported as suffering from serious medical issues.  Fortunately as we were mobilising we received reports that they had been recovered to a waiting ambulance and we were stood down. 


Date: Wed 15 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 15

Howden Edge

Incident 135 - Wednesday 15th November 2023 15:55hrs. Our second call of the day saw the team being called to a lost walker on moorlands above Fairholmes.  The walker, with an adventurous spirit, was out for a day's walk but due to the changing daylight and poor weather conditions became unaware of his whereabouts and dialled 999 asking for our assistance. Using our phone find technology we managed to locate the walker in an area above Howden Reservoir but unable to make any verbal contact with him. While there were no reported injuries, we had very limited information which left us with a few unknowns.  We sent a section of team members in a 4X4 vehicle who were able to drive within a few Kilometres of his reported location. Further team members were waiting nearby on the off chance the walker had decided not to wait but to continue walking trying to stay warm, which would then potentially lead to searching a wider area. After a prolonged time with several attempts to call him, perseverance finally paid off and we managed to make contact, thankfully he seemed in good spirits and not moved from his first reported location. Once we reached the walker, who was protecting himself from the elements the best he could, he was placed under a shelter tent for further protection and assessed by one of our team doctors.  Once assessed and provided with warm clothing he was walked back to the vehicle and transported back to Fairholmes.  Thankfully a good friend of the walker was able to meet him and provide transport to a nice warm house. We would always encourage people to take to the outdoors and enjoy the many benefits it has to offer. However, it can be an unforgiving place to be for the unprepared, so above all, we would strongly advise people to have adequate equipment along with sufficient provisions and a fully charged mobile phone and spare charger when venturing into the countryside. Our young friend from today's incident, without any prompting from us, realised the error of his ways and vowed that he would be more prepared for his next adventure, we wished him many safer ones to come.


Date: Wed 15 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 6

Low Bradfield

Incident 134 - Wednesday 15th November 2023 12:23hrs. The team were called to assist Woodhead MRT and Yorkshire Ambulance Service with a elderly walker who had unfortunately fallen sustaining a lower leg injury. When we arrived on scene, the walker was being treated for their injury by a crew from Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Once treated the casualty was placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and conveyed back to the road side where they were placed in the Ambulance for onward transport to hospital and further treatment.  


Date: Sat 04 Nov 2023

Team members involved: 17

Bretton

Incident 133 - Saturday 4th November 2023 13:18hrs. On a wet cold afternoon the team was called by EMAS to assist a walker with an ankle injury near Bretton Clough. The walker who lived locally was out for a walk with their three dogs when they slipped on the wet ground. The walker was given some pain relief and had the guilty leg splinted under the watchful eye of  their three faithful companions.  One in particular was not keen to leave their owner and consequently had to packed on the stretcher as well.  Which given the weather was better than a heat blanket.  The injured walker and dog were then stretchered back to our vehicle before being transferred to an ambulance, where they went their separate ways.  One to the hospital and one back home.  It was then off to base to hang wet kit out to dry and restock the vehicles with dry . 


Date: Sun 29 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 15

Higger Tor

Incident 132 - Sunday 29th October 2023 14:39hrs. The team was contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a medical incident on Higger Tor.  Paramedics were already on scene and dealing with a walker but required assistance evacuating the walker back to the road.  However in the end the walker was well enough to make their own way back to the road and an ambulance, without the need for a stretcher evacuation.   


Date: Mon 23 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 5

Derwent valley

Incident 131 - Monday 23rd October 2023 19:22hrs. A request from our Peak District Mountain Rescue controller via Derbyshire Constabulary to help a family who became benighted up the Derwent Valley. Four local team members and two team vehicles were despatched to go to the families aid. The team arrived with the family within 40 mins of the call out. The family of five and the family dog were all in good spirits, just tired after a long day out. A quick drive back down to Fairholmes to their car and all done within the hour.  


Date: Sat 21 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 3

Duffield

Incident 130  Saturday October 21st 2023 14:45hrs. The water team were deployed to Duffield near Derby, to support other emergency services in the area with severe flooding.


Date: Fri 20 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 12

Castleton

Incident 129  - Friday 20th October 2023 19:20hrs Along with Buxton MRT we were called to assist with a flooding incident in Castleton. This was quickly resolved and both teams were stood down.  


Date: Fri 20 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 15

Stanage

Incident 128  - Friday 20th October 2023 10:20hrs. A member of the public had been at Hooks Car the previous evening and witnessed the occupant of a car walking up to Stanage Edge with little kit.  On their return to the carpark the following morning the car was still there which caused concern. After doing some background checks on the car it was decided to search the base of the crag incase the occupant had been night climbing and had taken a fall.  As the team were on route the police were able to make contact with the car owner and establish that they were fit, well and required no assistance.  A false alarm with very good intent, thank you to the member of the public for their concern and subsequent actions. 


Date: Wed 18 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 15

Burbage North

Incident 127  - Wednesday 18th October 2023 16:48hrs. A request from Derbyshire Constabulary to a fallen climber at Burbage North. An unfortunate end to an evening climb when one of the climbers took a three metre fall sustaining a suspected back injury. As team members were starting to arrive, first team members on scene started the primary survey where further injuries were suspected. Due to the nature of their injuries, our colleagues from Yorkshire Air Ambulance were also tasked but unfortunately due to low cloud in the area were unable to land which meant a road ambulance had to be deployed to this incident. After strong analgesia, a pelvic binder was applied to support and protect the pelvis.  The casualty was then stretchered and conveyed back to the road side before being placed in a road ambulance for onward transport to Sheffield Northern General Hospital and further treatment.


Date: Mon 16 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 12

Bamford

Incident 126  - Monday 16th October 2023 14:08hrs. Whilst dealing with incident 125, the team took another call for our second incident of the day. We were asked to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with a gentleman who was suffering with a medical emergency in the fields above Bamford village. As we were almost finished with the previous incident, some team members were freed up to assist other team members who were making their way to the incident.  After an assessment by the crew from East Midlands Ambulance Service, the gentleman was placed on a Mountain Rescue stretcher and conveyed back to a waiting ambulance for onward transport to hospital and further treatment.


Date: Mon 16 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 10

Mam Nick

Incident 125 - Monday 16th October 2023 13:09hrs. A couple enjoying the beautiful weather walking below Mam Nick, had their walk cut short when the gentleman slipped and injured his ankle.  After an assessment by team members, pain relief was administered and the injured leg splinted. Once splinted the gentleman was placed on a Mountain Rescue stretcher and conveyed to road side before being handed over into the care of the responding ambulance crew for onward transport to Hospital and further treatment.


Date: Sun 15 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 10

Bamford Moor

Incident 124 - Sunday 15th October 2023 13:37hrs. A couple enjoying the beautiful weather walking above Ladybower, had their walk cut short when the lady slipped and injured her ankle. We were ask to assist by East Midlands Ambulance Service with team members responding from base and home. After an assessment by team members, pain relief was administered and the injured leg splinted. Then followed a steep slippery descent back down into Heatherdene car park, where the walker was passed over into the care of the responding ambulance crew. 


Date: Sat 14 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 14

Lady Cannings

Incident 123 - Saturday 14th October 2023 12:53hrs. A request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to an incident in Lady Cannings plantation.  A mountain biker on one of the routes, collided with a tree, resulting in a head injury. After a check up by the Yorkshire air ambulance service doctor, it was decided that the gentleman could be walked to a team vehicle to be conveyed to the awaiting Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew for forward transport to the Sheffield Northern General Hospital. 


Date: Fri 13 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 13

Treak Cliff

Incident 122 - Friday 13th October 2023 13:49hrs A couple of walkers enjoying the traverse of Treak Cliff footpath at Castleton, had their day upset when one of them slipped on the muddy footpath and injured their leg. A local team member and a team paramedic were first on scene and started immediate care. After a primary survey, the leg was splinted to prepare for evacuation. As other team members arrived on scene, the lady was transferred to a team stretcher and carried back down to the road to await a East Midlands Ambulance Service crew to transfer her to hospital for further treatment. 


Date: Tue 10 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 2

Wirksworth

Dog Callout 12, 10th October 2023 1620hrs Search Dogs Ebba and Dottie were called to assist Derby MRT with an incident near Wirksworth. 


Date: Sun 08 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 23

Mam Tor

Incident 121 - Sunday 8th October 2023, 19:08hrs A couple out for an early evening walk around Mam Tor made an error of route choice and ended up in Y Gully on the face.  One of them managed to self rescue but due to the terrain, darkness and lack of confidence the second was not able to. A passing walker heard shouts for help and made a call for assistance. The team set up up a rope system on the top of Mam Tor and lowered a team member down to the walkers position where they were secured into our rope system. They were then lowered to safer ground at the bottom of Mam Tor.   


Date: Sun 08 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 8

Pym Chair, Kinder

Incident 120 - Sunday 8th October 2023, 15:00hrs Whilst we were waiting for the arrival of a S92 Coastguard helicopter to carry out some training, Derby Mountain Rescue Team and Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, were dealing with an incident near Pym Chair on the Southern Edges of Kinder. They requested that the S92 attend to evacuate an injured walker. A section of team members were lifted up to scene by the S92. The walker who had been treated by Derby team members was placed on a stretcher and loaded into the aircraft. They were then flown down to our base where we had organised an ambulance for transport to hospital. The remaining group of team members who had been waiting whilst the incident unfolded, were then taken on a training flight as planned.   


Date: Sat 07 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 16

Rivelin

Incident 119 - Saturday 7th October 2023, 12:57hrs The team was called to an incident in woodland in the Rivelin Valley.  Unfortunately upon arrival with the police and ambulance service the person was found to be deceased.  We were requested to retrieve the body of the deceased which involved the use of a technical rope system. Our sincere condolences to family and friends.


Date: Sat 07 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 13

Froggatt

Incident 118 - Saturday 7th October 2023, 11:03hrs The team were called by East Midlands AMbulance Service to assist a injured person on Froggatt edge. The runner had tripped whilst running sustaining a wrist injury. As luck would have it, a Edale MRT team member was out for a walk in the area so at the casualties side within minutes. Team members in Derwent Mobile 5 soon joined them and were able to undertake a casualty assessment and sort the injuries.  The patient was transferred back to the road in a team vehicle, and able to make their way with family members on to seek medical help a hospital, freeing up the responding ambulance for other emergencies.


Date: Fri 06 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 12

Ringing Roger

Incident 117 - Friday 6th October 2023 12:30hrs. A request via East Midlands Ambulance Service, to attend an incident at Edale. A gentleman out walking with a group of friends, was taken ill with severe chest pains in the vicinity of the top of Golden Clough and Ringing Roger. After the team were mobilised, along with Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance was scrambled to assist. Due to high winds on the tops, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter was also requested. Team members from both teams were quickly on the tracks leading up to the Neb and Ringing Roger. We then received the message that the gentleman had gone into cardiac arrest and CPR was in progress. On arrival at the casualty site, team members took over the care and CPR for the gentleman Because of the high winds, the air ambulance had to drop off two Doctors and then land in Edale village on standby. Rescue 963 from Caernarfon, North Wales, was tasked to our incident, and managed to land near to the incident site. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of everyone involved, the gentleman was eventually announced deceased at the scene. Thank you to all the joint services and members of the public that gave their all to try and save the gentleman. Our thoughts are with the gentleman's friends and family at this very sad time.  


Date: Tue 03 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 13

Hollins Cross

Incident 116 - Tuesday 3rd October 12:25hrs Today saw another combined rescue from various emergency services. The team was called, along with our colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service and Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance to assist a walker near to the Hollins Cross area of Castleton.  As is sometimes the case for midweek callouts, our neighbouring team Buxton was also in attendance. The walker, who had taken a fall on slippery ground, sustained a serious leg injury as a result of the fall.  Once treated for their injury by EMAS personnel, the walker was packaged into a vacuum mattress and placed on a Mountain Rescue stretcher before being conveyed to the air ambulance for onward transport to Royal Derby Hospital for scans and further treatment. We would like to thank everyone involved in the rescue and wish the walker a speedy recovery


Date: Mon 02 Oct 2023

Team members involved: 19

Horseshoe Quarry

Incident 115 - Monday 2nd October 16:38hrs The team was called by our Duty Controller to reports of a fallen climber in the Horseshoe Quarry area of Stoney Middleton.  The climber, who had taken a significant fall, and despite wearing a helmet, sustained a serious head injury as a result of the fall, which was estimated to be 10 metres. Due to the location and nature of the climbers injuries, a multi agency response was instigated and our colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service, Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and Derbyshire Constabulary, HART, also attended. Once treated for their injuries by a team doctor, HEMS doctor, EMAS personnel and a Fire and Rescue Service Paramedic, the climber was packaged into a vacuum mattress and placed on a Mountain Rescue stretcher before being conveyed to the top of the quarry to the air ambulance for onward transport to Sheffield Northern General Hospital trauma unit for scans and further treatment.  The climbers climbing partner was blue lighted to hospital by Derbyshire Constabulary for treatment to rope burns on their hands. A fantastic muti agency response from all the emergency services where all the training we do, came together to give the best possible outcome for the casualty.  We all wish the casualty a swift recovery.


Date: Sat 30 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 20

Padley Gorge

Incident 114 - Saturday 30th September 13:59hrs The team was called by our Duty Controller to assist a walker who had taken a significant tumble in the Padley Gorge area of the Longshaw Estate and had sustained a potential serious head injury as a result of the fall. Due to the nature of the injuries, our colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance  were also requested and were quickly on scene along with our team members.  Following treatment for their injuries, the casualty was packaged in our vacuum mattress and placed on a Mountain Rescue stretcher. Due to the exact location of the casualty, and before we could safely extract them, we had to set-up a rope system in order to get the stretcher up steep ground to a safe location, to enable team members to carry the stretcher back to the roadside. Once back at the roadside, the casualty was placed in the back of the waiting ambulance for onward transport to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for scans and further treatment. We would also like to say a big thank you to the good samaritan passer-by that helped the casualty and their partner.  


Date: Sun 24 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 23

Curbar Gap

Incident 113 - Sunday 24th September 06:00hrs   We were called out before first light on Sunday morning by Derbyshire Police to search for young individual reported as missing somewhere in the vicinity of Curbar Edge. Initial information stated that they had phoned a family member stating that they were lost after which no further contact could be made.    A Duty Team leader met up with the informants at Curbar gap car park to gather additional information during which time a full team callout was made alongside additional support from Mountain Rescue Search Dogs. One of the first team search sections out rapidly located the casualty below the crags in the Peapod area of the edge suffering from extensive and serious injuries from a sizable fall and a full evacuation was commenced back up to the top path and down to the waiting ambulance at Curbar Gap.    Team members then headed back down to our base in Hope to wash kit and get some breakfast. 


Date: Sat 23 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 1

Cheedle Hulme

Dog Callout 11, 23rd September 2023 1534hrs Search Dog Hope was called to assist Kinder MRT with the continuation of a search for a missing person in the Cheadle Hulme Area.  


Date: Sat 23 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 14

Horseshoe Quarry

Incident 112 - Saturday 23rd September 11:30hrs The team were called to assist East Midlands Ambulance service with the extrication of a fallen climber in the Horseshoe Quarry area of Stoney Middleton.  Team members and ambulance service personnel rapidly located the casualty and treated them for a painful leg injury before evacuating back to the waiting ambulance on the main road. 


Date: Fri 22 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 10

Peters barn

Incident 111 - Friday 22nd September 11:46hrs A request from East Midlands Ambulance Service to an incident in the Edale Valley. A gentleman enjoying a days walking in the Peak District with his wife, slipped near to Peters barn below Hollins Cross while negotiating steep and rough ground causing a leg injury. Team members along with our colleagues from Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, attended the incident. After an assessment by an Edale team doctor, he was given pain relief and the offending limb was splinted. An evacuation by mountain rescue stretcher to the main Edale road to be handed over to the awaiting ambulance technicians, for further assessment and onward transportation to Calow Royal hospital. The gentlemans wife was conveyed back to her car by an Edale team member.


Date: Sun 17 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 17

Nether Padley

Incident 110 - Sunday 17 September 2023. The team was contacted by our duty controller to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with a young person suffering with a medical condition. Due to the nature of his condition air ambulance were also requested to attend. On our arrival at scene the crew from EMAS and air ambulance were treating the young man for his condition. Once treated they were placed in the back of the ambulance for onward transport to hospital and further treatment. 


Date: Sat 09 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 18

Birchen Edge

Incident 109 - Saturday 9th September 2023, 16.10hrs The last call of the day was to assist one of the competitors taking part in the 9 Edges.  After a long day out they suffered the effects of the sun and the heat.  They were treated by team medics and evacuated by off the moor to the roadside.  We wish them a speedy recovery. 


Date: Sat 09 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 21

Eyam Moor

Incident 108 - Saturday 9th September 2023, 14.20hrs A second call for assistance came from Derbyshire Police to assist a walker suffering a medical condition on Eyam Moor.  Again a speedy response was made by the team members covering the 9 Edges.  One of our team doctors was first on scene and after making an assessment of the walkers condition concluded that they were able to walk back to the road. Team members and kit stood by in case the situation changed and they were required. 


Date: Sat 09 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 20

Padley Gorge

Incident 107 - Saturday 9th September 2023, 11.53hrs We were contacted by East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist a walker with a reported fractured ankle in Padley Gorge. Due to us holding our annual 9 Edges Endurances event we had team vehicles and team members already out and about in the area providing safety cover. These were re-deployed to deal with the incident. The walker was located in Padley Gorge and after medical treatment they were carried out back to the roadside. Fortunately members of the walking group were able to drive the injured person to hospital, negating the need for ambulance. 


Date: Wed 06 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 16

Birchen Edge

Incident 106 - Wednesday 6th September 2023, 9.54hrs An early call to the team with a request to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with a fallen climber on Birchen Edge. As team members were arriving on scene, a paramedic and ambulance crew from EMAS were treating the casualty for lower leg injuries.  After pain relief was administered we evacuated the casualty back to a waiting ambulance for onward transport to hospital and further treatment.  


Date: Sun 03 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 20

Grindleford

Incident 105 - Sunday 3rd September 2023, 18:03 hrs After we'd finished sorting all the kit from the previous job 104 most team members were on their way home when we got called out again this time to the woods above Grindelford (bole hill quarry). A walker had slipped and sustained a lower leg injury - team members once more were quickly on scene.  Once our casualty had been treated and packaged they were transported off the hill and handed over to East Midlands ambulance service for onwards transportation to hospital 5 incidents on a sunny September day made for a very busy few hours for the team! 


Date: Sun 03 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 8

Hathersage

Incident 104 - Sunday 3rd September 2023, 16:05hrs While team members were returning to base to replenish kit from job 103 they spotted a member of the public leaning heavily on their friend and looking unwell in a rural country lane. Team members stopped to assist with a patient suffering from a medical issue that required immediate assistance. Treatment was given until our local East Midlands ambulance service paramedic whom we have now spent a good part of our day with was quickly on scene. A handful of team members assisted before returning to base to sort kit out


Date: Sun 03 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 17

Stanage

Incident 103 - Sunday 3rd September 2023, 14:08hrs As we were concluding the previous incident we were called to a fallen climber in the Goliaths Groove area of Stanage. Team members and and an EMAS paramedic deployed from our base and were soon on scene to assess and treat the casualty.  After pain relief was administered we evacuated the casualty with the assistance of a number of climbers down an interesting route from below the crag to the main track. Once there it was a straightforward evacuation down to the road. Thanks once again to the climbing community for their assistance in the first part of the evacuation.   


Date: Sun 03 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 14

Hope

Incident 102 - Sunday 3rd September 2023, 12:30hrs Whilst we were responding to the previous incident  we received a second call to reports of a person who had fallen from height in the Hope Area.  Initially the location of the incident was vague so some investigation work was required. Once the location was established out initial responding vehicle was quickly on scene and team members began to treat the casualty for multiple injuries. They were soon joined by additional team members  and paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service.  Helimed 54 also attended and the crew took over treatment of casualty. Due to the injuries and circumstances it was decided to transport the casualty to hospital via a land ambulance.    


Date: Sun 03 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 2

Grindsbrook

Incident 101 - Sunday 3rd September 2023, 12:00hrs A joint call out was initiated by Buxton Mountain Rescue team, to a walker with a lower leg injury in the upper reaches of Grindsbrook.   Two local Edale team members  deployed immediately on the hill, the rest of the team were then diverted to incident 102 leaving this incident to be dealt with by Buxton team.


Date: Sat 02 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 12

Ravenstor

Incident 100 Saturday 2nd September 2023 14:40hrs. A request from Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to an incident at Ravensdale A climber had reportedly taken a six metre fall and had consciousness. As we were winding down the search at Eyam, we were able to send eight of our team to help bolster numbers at Ravensdale. Rescue 912 from Humberside Maritime search and rescue was also requested along with Helimed 54. Due to the thick tree canopy, Rescue 912 could not perform a winch, so were stood down on scene. After treatment and packaging the climber was lowered down the very steep and precarious slope to Ravensdale cottages for onward transport by land ambulance to hospital.  


Date: Sat 02 Sep 2023

Team members involved: 21

Eyam

Incident 99 - Saturday 2nd September 2023 11:34hrs. A request from Derbyshire Constabulary to assist with a search for a missing vulnerable person in the Eyam area. After speaking with the POLSA, (Police search advisor) we initially focused our search area on Eyam Moor with three MRSDE search dogs and handlers. A further dog section was tasked to search the quarry areas below Eyam. Foot sections were also deployed to designated search areas. A police Drone was also deployed to fill in any spots. After several hours of searching, the good news came through that the person had returned to their home and was now safe.


Date: Wed 30 Aug 2023

Team members involved: 16

Birchens Edge

Incident 98 - Wednesday August 30th 2023 19:33hrs. A request to an injured gentleman at Birchens Edge. A gentleman out for a walk with his granddaughter, tripped and sustained a lower leg injury and also gave his head a bang on the way down, causing some dizziness post Incident.  The team soon made their way to Nelsons Monument area, where the gent was being cared for by passersby. After the primary survey, he was given strong analgesia before splinting and evacuation back to the Robin Hood car park to be handed over to the East Midlands Ambulance Service medics. He was later transferred to Calow Royal Hospital fir further assessment and treatment.  Thank you to the outdoor community for helping keep him and his Grandaughther comfortable until our arrival.


Date: Tue 29 Aug 2023

Team members involved: 15

Mam Tor ridge

Incident 97 - 2023 Tuesday 29th August 20:05hrs. A report from a resident of Edale village of flashing lights on the Great Ridge of Mam Tor. Team members made their way from base to investigate the report along with a MRSDE search dog and handler. After intensive searching by two foot sections and the dog team, nothing sinister was found.  


Date: Tue 29 Aug 2023

Team members involved: 27

Stanage

Incident 96 - Tuesday 29th August 2023 18:22hrs. A request from Derbyshire Constabulary to a fallen climber at Stanage Popular End. An unfortunate end to a days climbing for two climbers when one took a three metre fall, sustaining a nasty ankle injury. As team members arrived, (most were en-route to the equipment session at base), first team members first on scene started the primary survey. Other than an obvious ankle that was not pointing the usual way, the casualty was in good spirits with no other injuries. After strong analgesia and relocating the ankle to a more usual angle, the ankle was splinted and the casualty stretchered down to Hooks Carr to the ambulance and onward transport to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further treatment.