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.
Category: Callouts 2017
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.
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.
Deputy Team Leader
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.
Deputy Team Leader
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.
Deputy Team Leader
The team were called to the assistance of an injured D of E walker. During this, they were also made aware of another walker with a leg injury. Both were recovered in team vehicles back to base.