Category: Callouts 2018

33: Callout Saturday, 18 Aug 18

We were called at 15:10 by the North West Ambulance Service. A mountain biker had fallen in the wooded valley at the river Goyt in Offerton and sustained serious injuries. NWAS medics were on scene, as were the Fire Service, but they required assistance with the evacuation.

We lifted the casualty on to our stretcher, carried him up the steep slopes and loaded him into our landrover ambulance.

A short drive and we transferred the casualty to the NWAS land ambulance.

32: Callout Saturday 4th August 2018

Type – Injured walker
Location – Kinder Plateau
Time – 14:10
Team members – 21 KMRT and Helimed 72
Duration – 3.75 Hour or  78.75 Volunteer Man Hours
Volunteer Man hours so far this year – 1142.25 Hours
The team were called to assist a walker with a reported lower leg injury. Due to the potential length of carry and with initial low numbers, assistance was sought from Helimed who were able to meet us at the Cas Site to evacuate the male walker quickly to hospital.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

31: Callout Friday 3rd August 2018

Type – Injured walker
Location – Kinder lower slopes
Time – 13.25
Team members – 11 KMRT
Duration – 1.5 Hour or  16.5 Volunteer Man Hours
Volunteer Man hours so far this year – 1063.5 Hours
A walker was reported injured near Caldwell Clough Farm. We were able to locate her quickly, treat her and transfer her to a land ambulance for transport to hospital.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

30: White Peak Walk Medical Cover 14th July 2018

Type – Safety support
Duration – 25 Volunteer Man Hours
Volunteer Man hours so far this year – 1022 Hours
Members of the team spent the day providing medical and safety cover for the walk and spent time treating a variety of ailments and injuries to keep the walkers on their way if possible.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

29: Callout Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July

Type – Logistical support
Location – Saddleworth Moor
Team members – 10 KMRT 
Duration – 12 Hours per day or  120 Volunteer Man Hours
Volunteer Man hours so far this year – 1022 Hours
During this week, we provided a vehicle and two team members to assist the Fire Service with logistical support whilst they fought the moorland fires on Saddleworth and surrounding area.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

27 and 28: Callouts Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th June 2018

We were contacted by Oldham Mountain Rescue Team at 18:56 with a request to provide them with medical support cover, to assist their involvement with a significant moorland fire on Saddleworth Moor.

We despatched one of Land Rovers with a team doctor and three experienced casualty carers to provide medical assistance for anyone injured in fighting the fire.

We were stood down and arrived back at base at 01:03. Our friends in the Oldham team continued to provide cover throughout the night.

Neil Woodhead
Deputy Team Leader

26: Callout Sunday 24th June 2018

Whilst assisting the Kinder Trog Fell Race with marshals and casualty care, we were contacted by East Midlands Ambulance Service. A walker near our checkpoint at Edale Cross had suffered a lower leg injury, believed to be an ankle fracture. A hill party were despatched to the location provided but no-one was found. The air ambulance was also tasked to attend. A new location was then provided putting the casualty well along the southern edge path. The casualty was taken to hospital by the air ambulance and we were stood down, to continue with assisting the fell race.

25: Callout Saturday 16th June 2018

Whilst providing safety cover and a sweep team for the Baslow Boot Bash Event, the team attended to a lady who had ligament damage to her ankle. The injury was treated and she was stretchered a.short distance to our vehicle. She was then taken back to the village hall for onward transfer to hospital.

The team also picked up a walker with cramp, who was transported back to the village hall.

Neil Woodhead

Deputy Team Leader

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.