Two walkers had become lost in fading light on the Kinder Plateau. The Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation Duty Controller was unable to get a GPS from their phone and we had no meaningful information about their route. The Kinder Plan was initiated to search the whole of the plateau using Kinder MRT, Buxton MRT, Edale MRT, Glossop MRT, SARDA search dogs and coastguard helicopter. The walkers were found just off the old Pennine Way around Crowden Head by Kinder 1. They were uninjured and able to walk off the hill. Kinder 1 handed the walkers over to Buxton MRT at the edge path and they were walked down to their start point at Edale.
The team were notified by the police of a potential vulnerable person in the area. Following discussions with the police, it was decided to focus our search around the reservoir area. Our team SARDA handler was tasked to search the perimeter whilst other parties searched nearby wooded areas. The dog indicated a possible find in the reservoir so water trained personnel from both our team and the Fire Brigade were mobilised to search the reservoir by boat. Nothing was found and we were stood down.
- Type – Lost walkers
- Location – Crowden Head area, Kinder Scout
- Time – 17.20
- Team members – 26
- Duration – 4 Hours or 104 Volunteer Hours
- Volunteer hours so far this year – 1654.25
Two walkers had become lost whilst following the old Pennine Way across the middle of the Kinder Plateau in poor visibility Read More…
- Type – Injured walker
- Location – Crowden Head, Kinder Scout
- Time – 14.20
- Team members – 21 KMRT, Buxton MRT, Edale MRT and S92 Coastguard Helicopter
- Duration – 7.5 Hours or 157.5 Volunteer Hours
- Volunteer hours so far this year – 1550.25
We were called to assist a lady with a broken ankle in the Read More…
We were contacted at 13.55 by the ambulance service for possible assistance to an injured mountain biker in the New Mills area. We had just finished a rope rescue exercise at Tegg’s Nose Country Park near Macclesfield. Our response vehicle and some team members set off back towards New Mills, as everyone else packed up the rope rescue equipment.
We were tasked to assist a female walker with a lower leg injury. With initial team availability very low, we requested assistance from BMRT who began making their way to the casualty from Edale as we approached from Hayfield. Helimed was requested but was not able to land at the location to evacuate them, though their doctor was able to get out to do an assessment alongside our casualty carer.
We carried her to the top of Jacobs Ladder where she was loaded into our LandRover and driven back to Hayfield before being passed to a land ambulance for transport to hospital.
We were called at 11:30 to assist a gentleman around Noe Stool on Kinder who had scalded his ankle with boiling water from a stove. His ankle had blistered badly and he was no longer able to put his boot on nor walk. We were able to provide first aid treatment on scene and then stretcher him to our landrover ambulance at the top of Jacob's Ladder. We drove him and his friend down to Hayfield and then on to Edale, where his friend drove him to hospital.
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.
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.
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.