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Date: Mon 16 Mar 2020

Team members involved: 8

Great Ridge

Incident 17 - Monday 16th March 2020 13:40 hrs. A request from the PDMRO duty controller via Derbyshire Constabulary to assist with an incident on the Great Ridge at Mam Tor. A walker on holiday to our area had slipped in the muddy conditions near to Hollins Cross and was unable to walk. The Derbyshire Rutland and Leicestershire air ambulance had been requested and as team members were arriving it was landing on the ridge. As is the midweek working protocol, Edale had requested the assistance of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to bolster numbers. It soon became apparent that the air ambulance still needed assistance to evacuate the casualty to where the helicopter had managed to safely land. Team members were soon on scene with the stretcher and a casualty bag was used to keep the casualty warm. After treatment and pain relief was given by the air ambulance medics, a swift evacuation to the waiting air ambulance was managed on some initial steep contouring ground and the casualty was soon on the way to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for X-rays and treatment on a suspected broken ankle. It has been a beautiful blue sky day in the Peak District today but the ground conditions are still very wet and muddy and accidents like this happen so easily.


Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020

Team members involved: 2

Hollins Cross

Incident 16 - Sunday 15th March 2020, 14:00hrs The team was contacted by East Midlands Ambulance Service regarding a collapsed walker on the path between Hollins Cross and Castleton. An accurate 6 figure grid reference was provided so we had a good idea where the casualty was. Fortunately as the Duty Team leader was about to deploy the team the casualty party contacted us to say some passing walkers had provided some assistance and they were making there way down to the village slowly themselves. A couple of team members were at our base still sorting kit from incident 15 so were able to take a vehicle round to check on the walker and to confirm that they were able to get back to their transport in Castleton.


Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020

Team members involved: 8

Kiveton

Incident 15 - Sunday 15th March 2020, 10:31hrs The team was asked to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service with a walker who had sustained an injury jumping across a stream near Kiveton, South Sheffield. A team doctor was quickly in the area and established contact with the casualty. Team vehicles and personel were there soon after. The casualty was treated and packaged in a specialist mountain rescue vacuum mattress (full body splint), before being carried back to the road head on a mountain rescue stretcher, where they were handed over to a Yorkshire Ambulance Crew.


Date: Mon 09 Mar 2020

Team members involved: 14

Chatsworth

Incident 14 - Monday 9th March 2020 1748hrs A couple out for a walk in countryside above Chatsworth were unable to continue due to one of them suffering from a reoccurrence of an old injury. A crew from EMAS managed to locate the couple just before darkness engulfed them. On a very wet and miserable evening team members secured the injured party onto our stretcher before introducing them to the delights of a muddy sledge ride down to the road and the inside of a much welcomed heated ambulance. Mobile 5 was then whisked off to base to have the some what damp and muddy kit swapped over and cleaned down by a couple of willing team members, so it is ready for the next job.


Date: Sun 01 Mar 2020

Team members involved: 15

Linacre

Incident 13 - Sunday 1st. March 13:22hrs East Midlands Ambulance service requested support from the team with a fallen walker out for a pleasant Sunday afternoon stroll around Linacre reservoirs. The first team vehicle on scene made contact with the informant and guided the ambulance crew to the incident site. Once further team members and resources arrived, the casualty was treated for a painful lower leg injury, packaged and evacuated on a mountain rescue stretcher. Whilst two vehicles were returning to base from incident 13 they came across an RTC at Clodhall crossroads near Baslow. One of the team doctors provided initial care to the occupants whilst the scene was made safe before the arrival of the police and a further ambulance.


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