Category: Callouts 2018

24: Callout Sunday 27th May 2018

The team were alerted to assist in locating a child who had become separated from his family whilst walking on Kinder. Having spoken to his father, there was a strong feeling that the child had been seen on the edge path following the family’s intended route. In the hope that he had made his way down, we initially went to check the family car and the routes down to it. At the same time a request was made for NPAS helicopter support, which had already been tasked. Whilst checking the roads and speaking to walkers coming off the hill, a team member was told that a child matching the description had been seen at the bottom of William Clough. This was passed onto the NPAS crew who were able to check and it was shortly confirmed that the child had been assisted by other walkers and reunited with his father.

A good result all round.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

23: Callout Sunday, 20th May 2018

Whilst returning from exercise we were alerted to an injured team member who had been hurt whilst helping prepare a field for a gymkhana. We provided casualty care from our paramedic whilst waiting for a land ambulance and helimed helicopter. After examination by the helimed doctor, the casualty was transported by land ambulance to hospital. Many thanks to the member of Buxton MRT who provided initial casualty care.

22: Ambulance Assist Sunday 6th May 2018

  • Type – Ambulance Assist
  • Location – Teggs Nose Country Park – Macclesfield
  • Time – 09:30
  • Team members – 11 KMRT
  • Duration – 1 Hours or  11 Volunteer Man Hours
  • Volunteer Man hours so far this year – 870 Hours

A group of team members were meeting at Teggs Nose Country Park to practice our Rope Rescue Read More…

21: Callout Sunday 22nd April 2018

  • Type – Stuck walkers
  • Location – Kinder Plateau
  • Time – 18:30
  • Team members – 29 KMRT
  • Duration – 3.5 Hours or  101.5 Volunteer Man Hours
  • Volunteer Man hours so far this year – 855.5 Hours

The team had spent much of the day supporting the Kinder Downfall Fell Race with marshals. I was contacted by the Duty Read More…

20: Callout Saturday 14th April 2018

As we were fund raising at Go Outdoors in Stockport, we were called to assist a young man who had sustained a suspected fractured ankle. Further to discussions with a member of the party, we knew they were well into the plateau and thus was going to involve a very long evacuation. Their position was confirmed by a SARLOC. A request was made for assistance by the Coastguard and fortunately Rescue 912 was able to come and evacuate the casualty to Sheffield for hospital treatment. We reached the remainder of the party as the aircraft left and escorted them back to the top of Jacobs Ladder where they descended back into Edale.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

19: Stand by Sunday 1st April 2018

We were alerted to a pair of lost walkers by the Duty Controller. Initially, we had no idea where they were and were unable to contact them but were aware that a relative had been in contact – so the team were put on an initial stand by till we had more information. Through broken communications with this relative, we got a better picture of what was happening and it became apparent that the pair had just found the edge path on the western edge. They then reported back to the police that they were happy now to make their own way off the hill so the team were stood down. I asked their relatives to keep in contact with us just in case.

Through continued messages, we were informed when the pair made it back into Edale at 20:30 and then when they were eventually back at their accommodation at 22:00.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

18: Callout Sunday 1st April 2018

The team were called to assist a fell runner who had been knocked unconscious whilst descending Sandy Heys. 2 Passing walkers had come to his assistance and made him comfortable whilst we were making our way there. Assistance had also been requested from the Coastguard and Rescue 912 was able to come in and take him to hospital in Sheffield for assessment.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

17: Callout Saturday 31st March 2018

The team were asked to assist in the search for a missing lady from the Sandy Lane area of Romiley. As we were gathering at Romiley Golf Club and beginning to put together a search plan, news came through that she had been found by a police unit. Our team doctor went with Glossop MRT to assess her, before she was taken back to her home to await an ambulance.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

16: Callout Tuesday 27th March 2018

The team were called as part of the Kinder Plan to help locate a walker missing overnight on Kinder. As we were reaching base, word came through that he had been contacted by phone then SARLOC’ed by Edale MRT. As we now knew he was safe and also his position, we were stood down whilst a mixed Buxton and Edale party went up to met him and escort him down.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

15: Callout Saturday 10th March 2018

The team were called to assist a young lady who had slipped on a slope and suffered a suspected broken ankle. Once on scene with her, she was splinted and given analgesics whilst we waited for the Coastguard helicopter. She was lifted down to Hayfield and eventually transferred to a land ambulance for transport to hospital. The team wish her a speedy recovery.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader