Category: Callouts

10: Callout Sunday 25th February 2018

Some of the team were just finishing their training with the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter when a call came to assist an injured walker. A hill party were quickly taken to the scene to treat the injured walker, and the helicopter was able to wait to then lift them to hospital once the initial assessment and pain relief had been done. As usual, the whole team were mobilised and started making their way to the scene incase the helicopter had to leave and we needed to stretcher the casualty off the hill.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

9: Callout Saturday, 24th February 18

We were called at 18:55 with a report of 3 people lost on Kinder. Although the day had been sunny, it had been bitterly cold and as night fell the temperature dropped further, with very significant wind chill from the 40mph wind. Fortunately, the casualty party were able to provide a grid reference putting them above Crowden Brook / Woolpacks area. Kinder deployed from the land rover at Edale Cross, whilst Buxton teams deployed from the Edale Valley. Buxton parties located the casualties, who were seriously cold but uninjured, warmed them in a tent and walked them off the hill.

7: Callout Thursday, 15th February 2018

We were called at 17:50 with a report of two walkers lost on Kinder. Their initial position was given as around Kinder Low. The weather was clear and cold, with the last of the snow stopping us driving the landrover up the Edale Cross track. As our first party walked to Edale Cross, further information suggested that the casualties were around Swine's Back. We searched this area and saw lights down in The Cloughs. We investigated and located the casualties, who were cold but well. We walked off to the Jacobs Ladder track and down to waiting vehicles from Buxton MRT, as we were dealing with a second incident (see callout 8). Completed at 21:20.

8: Callout Thursday, 15th February 2018

As callout 7 was underway, at 18.30 we were contacted with a second incident. Two walkers had become lost and stuck in boggy ground whilst descending off Kinder. Their location was believed to be Upper Moor. We despatched a vehicle and hill party who quickly located the walkers, who were walked off to the vehicle and safely returned to Hayfield. The incident was closed at 19.48

Neil Woodhead
Deputy Team Leader

5: Callout Saturday 27th January 2018

The team were asked to help locate 2 walkers who had become lost in the clag. Information from them was limited due to a poor phone signal and limited battery. The Kinder Plan was initiated with all 4 teams starting to cover their designated areas, though the area around the 636m spot height seemed possible.

As we were deploying our first party to that location, news came that passing walkers had found our cas party and were walking them back to Edale. The issue then became confirming this and ensuring they had got off before all the teams could stand down. Eventually a Buxton party came across them and were able to escort them off the hill and all the other teams to stand down.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

4: Callout Sunday 14th January 2018

We were called to the assistance of a lone walker who had been reported missing by his family. Early conversations with him had failed to give us clues as to his location, so the Kinder Plan was initiated, with all 4 teams covering their sides of Kinder. Additionally, a Coastguard helicopter was requested to aid the search. Unfortunately, bad weather prevented Rescue 912 making it to the area but fortunately a Glossop section had just spotted a light being flashed in the Black Ashop Moor area. Upon investigation, the missing walker was located, warmed up and then escorted off the hill.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

3: Callout Saturday 13th January 2018

We were called to assist a mountain biker who had come off his bike and injured his leg, believed broken. After initial confusion as to his location, we were able to confirm him to be on the track down to the camp site near Bowden Bridge, where an NHS ambulance crew were already on scene, having been assisted by the staff from the campsite and his fellow bikers.

Once the ambulance crew had given him appropriate pain relief and splinting, we were able to carry him down to the waiting ambulance for transfer on to hospital.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

2: Callout Sunday 7th January 2018

The team were requested to assist a female walker who had slipped whilst descending a path and hurt her ankle. Once on scene the lady was splinted then carried to our waiting vehicle for transport back to base then on to hospital.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

1: Callout Thursday 4th January 2018

A request was made via the Duty Controller by Derbyshire Police in New Mills for assistance in looking for a missing person. Following discussions between myself and the Duty Controller, it was felt that there was not enough information to focus any possible searching we might do. The misper was found safe shortly after in New Mills.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader