Category: Callouts 2017

33: Callout Sunday, 13th August 2017

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.

32: Callout Sunday 6 August 2017

We were called at 21:58 to assist in a search for a lost walker and his young son. They had walked from Edale onto Kinder Scout and had become disorientated in the deteriorating conditions. The Kinder Plan was put in place using all four local teams, with our hill parties initially covering the main western edge path. Information subsequently received put their location at the top of Fairbrook Naze off the northern edges. Glossop MRT located the pair, who were warmed and walked down to the Snake Inn. We stood down at 01:19.

Neil Woodhead
Deputy Team Leader

29-31: White Peak Walk Saturday 8th July 2017

Whilst providing safety cover for the White Peak Walk around the Monyash area, we attended three incidents.

The first was a male walker who was complaining of chest pains towards the latter part of the 26 mile walk. He was diagnosed and treated at the scene, before being transferred to Chesterfield Hospital, where he was admitted for observations.

The second incident was a male walker who became dizzy and disorientated after completing the walk. He was diagnosed and treated at the scene, making a full recovery.

The final incident was a female walker who became faint and generally unwell after completing the walk. She was also treated on scene and made a full recovery.

Neil Woodhead
Deputy Team Leader

28: Callout Wednesday, 5th July 2017

We were called at 23:50 to a walker who had injured his ankle on the upper western slopes of Kinder. He was unable to walk off. We provided pain relief and splinting. We then used our stretcher to carry the casualty over rough ground for two hours to the waiting Landrover and drove him to base and the waiting EMAS ambulance. The main team completed the job at 04:30. Two team members drove the casualty and friend back to their car at Edale, getting back to base at 05:30.

Dave Eustace
Deputy Team Leader

24 & 25: Baslow Boot Bash – Saturday 17th June 2017

Whilst providing safety cover and a sweep team for the Baslow Boot Bash Event, the team attended to a couple of incidents.

In the first incident a female walker collapsed shortly after completing the 26 mile course. She was treated at Baslow Village Hall and found to be suffering from heat exhaustion.

The team were called to a second incident where a female walker had become unwell during the walk. She was attended to at The Miners Arms in Eyam, where she decided she could not complete the walk. She was transported back to Baslow with her fellow walkers.

23: Callout Saturday 17th June 2017

We were called out in response to a concerned walker who had seen a mountain biker in distress on the Pennine Bridleway between Hayfield and Rushup Edge. We searched the bridleway and the escape routes but found nothing.

False alarm with good intent.

Dave Eustace
Deputy Team Leader

22: Callout Wednesday 14th June 2017

During our monthly Wednesday training session, we got a request to assist BMRT with a fallen climber at Windgather Rocks. We quickly despatched 2 vehicles to the location but were stood down as they got there as the casualty had been dealt with.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

21: Callout Saturday 3rd June 2017

We were called to assist a rider who had fallen and suffered an open wound to his arm. Due to the severity, Helimed had also been tasked and were able to get there first to assess, treat and evacuate him to hospital.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

20: Callout Friday 2nd June 2017

The team were called by GMP at 20:15 to assist in the search for a High Risk Missing Vulnerable. Following a search of the area surrounding Pear Mill, including Woodbank Park and Vernon Park, we were unable to locate the Misper and the team were stood down at 00:30. GMP continue to look for the person.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader