For our first callout of the year, I was contacted by the duty controller to provide assistance out of area as both Buxton and Edale teams were already busy. A walker had slipped and broken her ankle on the way down from the summit of Mam Torr.
The team were called to assist a female walker who had become disorientated in the mist and darkness. Despite very poor mobile signal, we were able to get a SARLOC fix on her location and quickly recover her back to our waiting team vehicle.
The team were called to the assistance of some walkers who had become disorientated on the plateau. They reported themselves in the area around Jacobs Ladder. I was able to talk to the group and through the use of SARLOC, establish that they wee in fact at the top of Crowden Clough. This is outside our operational are, but by now the team were operational so it as quicker for us to continue to their location. Once found, they were escorted down into Edale where their car was and our team members were then collected and returned to Hayfield.
The team received a call from Greater Manchester Police at 16:15 regarding a group of 4 missing walkers
Received a call from a team member whose wife (an experienced nurse) had come across a lady who had fallen in an area of woodland and was drifting in and out of consciousness. She called for an ambulance and alerted her husband that our assistance would be required to move the casualty.
The team was stood down on route to the incident as the Park Rangers were able to assist.
Deputy Team Leader
Shortly after midday, the team were alerted by the Duty Controller to an urgent ambulance assist, for EMAS, who were attending a gentleman with a medical problem, part way up the path from Carr Meadow
The team were alerted, shortly before 6pm, to two ladies who had become lost and benighted on Kinder. Quite sensibly they had rung 999 and then stayed put.
The team were called at 0100 to assist in the search for a lost walker. With 2 SARDA dogs and hill parties from both teams converging on the Mill Hill area, he was located with the assistance of Rescue 112 before being walked off the hill.
The team received a call regarding a group of 5 youths who had become disoriented in bad weather and were now benighted somewhere in the vicinity of Kinder Scout; during initial contact with the group themselves they stated that they thought they had started descending from the plateau so the three MR Teams commenced searching the northern, western and southern slopes of the plateau.
The team were asked to assist with the evacuation of a 15 yr old who had come off his bike on the towpath next to the canal and sustained facial injuries.