We were called at 12:30 to assist a lady who had become stuck in the peat bog whilst on her Duke of Edinburgh award hike. Fortunately, some members of the team had just come of the hill and so we were able to deploy quickly. However, as we were driving up the Edale Cross track we received a message that the casualty had been released from the bog by a passer by and was safe and well. We were able to turn round and return to base, completing at 13:30.
Category: Callouts 2017
While on the PDMRO ‘foundation’ course final exercise on Hey Moss a Road Traffic Collision occurred on the A628 Woodhead pass. Kinder Mobile 1 was deployed to the scene, with a small party including our new team doctor.
The team were first on scene and provided immediate first aid and scene management. The NHS road ambulance swiftly followed and the crew and MRT Doctor worked efficiently to treat and stabilise the motorcyclist who was suffering multiple trauma injuries. With concern for a rapid evacuation Helimed was requested. The team prepared a landing site on the carriageway. Once the casualty was loaded onto the helicopter and departed, the team returned to the final stages of their training weekend.
We also send our best wishes to the motorcyclist and hope he has a speedy recover.
We were called at 20:00 to search for a walker who had reported himself lost. The initial information was sketchy so the Mountain Rescue controller instigated the Kinder plan, calling Kinder, Glossop, Edale and Buxton MRTs, along with SARDA search dogs. As the search progressed more detailed information came to light, indicating that the man was on day one of the Pennine Way. We adjusted our search patterns and the gentleman was located safe and well by Glossop team on Bleaklow and walked off the hill. The team stood down at midnight.
The team were called to reports of a walker stuck in a bog on the plateau. A SARLOC text was sent to try and establish their exact position and the team called out but they were assisted by other walkers on scene and we were stood down within 5 minutes of being called.
Whilst we were attending the Hayfield Country Show and Sheepdog Trials, we were called to a assist a gentleman who had collapsed on getting out of his car in the upper car park. We assessed and treated the casualty on site and then transported him in our landrover off the field to a waiting ambulance at the main road. Many thanks for the assistance from the on field first aiders, Air Training Corps for guiding us to the casualty and event stewards for marshalling the traffic effectively during the incident.
The team were called out to assist in the search for a walker who was missing somewhere between Edale and Crowden Youth Hostel. As we were beginning to mobilise, Glossop MRT located the walker on the road towards Snake Inn. The team were therefore stood down.
The team were called to assist in the search for a walker lost on Kinder along with Buxton, Glossop and Edale MRT’s. Following a discussion with him, resources were being focused on the Northern edges / Black Ashop Moor area as the most likely location whilst still covering all other possibilities. Fortunately he was found by a Glossop hill party and subsequently escorted off the hill.
The team were called to assist Buxton Mountain Rescue Team with a casualty located at Pym’s Chair on the southern edge of Kinder Scout. A walker had suffered an ankle injury and was unable to progress any further, so called for Mountain Rescue assistance. Buxton team were en-route to the casualty, but due to low numbers, as the incident occurred on a working day, they requested our assistance. Team members were deployed via Land Rover to Edale Cross, who then joined up with Buxton team to assist with the evacuation of the casualty. This was achieved by sledging the casualty down in to the Edale valley. An excellent example of how the PDMRO teams work together to provide rescue coverage across the Kinder plateau.
Kinder Mountain Rescue Team
Kinder MRT probationer shares his experience of his first rescue call-out with the team.
We were called at 19:30 with a report of an injured walker in a party of four lost on Kinder. The party had started from Edale and walked up Jacob's Ladder but became lost after straying from the path on the plateau. The party were quickly located by the police helicopter as team members and search dogs deployed. The police helicopter was unable to land because of the terrain, but guided in Kinder 1, who provided casualty care. Because of the long stretcher carry over difficult ground, the coastguard S92 helicopter was used to evacuate the casualty and companions to hospital. We were assisted by Buxton MRT who walked the fourth member of the party to Edale to her car.
The team stood down at 00:30.