Kinder Mountain Rescue Team
Saving lives in wild and remote places

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33. Callout Saturday 27th August 2016

The Team were called out shortly after 6pm to rescue a large family group lost on Kinder, two of whom had painful ankle injuries and felt unable to continue. The Duty Controller had used ‘SARLOC’ to locate the party via the GPS on one of their ‘phones, and reporting them as being part way up the Three Knolls Path, below Kinder’s edge path. Due to horrendous weather conditions a helicopter was requested, but was initially unable to assist due to lightning around it’s home airfield. Another of the family party then reported a potentially serious condition and the situation was immediately escalated. After further discussion with the Coastguard helicopter crew, they managed to lift off, having to fly some distance to the North and around to avoid bad weather, before skilfully landing ‘wheels on’ in a hover to enable loading of the priority casualty and rapid transfer to hospital in Manchester.

Many thanks also to our Glossop MRT colleagues who I requested be called out, to assist with stretchering and walking off the two original casualties plus other family members.

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32: Callout Saturday 13th August 2016

The team were called by the duty controller to assist a lady with a suspected broken ankle.
Whilst the first party were on route to the scene a passing member of Edale MRT came across the incident and was able to assist the casualty and also advise us of her condition and location.
Due to the potentially uncomfortable and painful route back to Hayfield the casualty was evacuated by Air Ambulance.
Thanks to Derwent Julia and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for their assistance.

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31: Callout Tuesday 9th August 2016

The team were called out by GMP to a report of 2 walkers and their dogs who were lost and tired. They had reported their position to be around South Head Farm. A SARLOC text was sent but did not get a fix. A first party drove up towards the farm to begin a search and met the pair on the road and so were able to return them to Hayfield.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader