Category: Callouts

18: Callout Sunday 1st April 2018

The team were called to assist a fell runner who had been knocked unconscious whilst descending Sandy Heys. 2 Passing walkers had come to his assistance and made him comfortable whilst we were making our way there. Assistance had also been requested from the Coastguard and Rescue 912 was able to come in and take him to hospital in Sheffield for assessment.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

17: Callout Saturday 31st March 2018

The team were asked to assist in the search for a missing lady from the Sandy Lane area of Romiley. As we were gathering at Romiley Golf Club and beginning to put together a search plan, news came through that she had been found by a police unit. Our team doctor went with Glossop MRT to assess her, before she was taken back to her home to await an ambulance.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

16: Callout Tuesday 27th March 2018

The team were called as part of the Kinder Plan to help locate a walker missing overnight on Kinder. As we were reaching base, word came through that he had been contacted by phone then SARLOC’ed by Edale MRT. As we now knew he was safe and also his position, we were stood down whilst a mixed Buxton and Edale party went up to met him and escort him down.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

15: Callout Saturday 10th March 2018

The team were called to assist a young lady who had slipped on a slope and suffered a suspected broken ankle. Once on scene with her, she was splinted and given analgesics whilst we waited for the Coastguard helicopter. She was lifted down to Hayfield and eventually transferred to a land ambulance for transport to hospital. The team wish her a speedy recovery.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

12 and 13: Callouts Thursday 1st March 2018

The team were asked initially to assist an ambulance crew reach a lady at a local farm. This job was stood down, then we were straight away tasked to support Derbyshire CC with clearing the main routes in the area. Our team were asked to follow a plough from Chapel to Glossop, assisting any drivers they found. En route they found 2 cars stuck on Marsh Lane, and evacuated 2 drivers back to New Mills. They then proceeded round and followed over to Hayfield. After a quick crew change, the vehicles carried on to the Monks Road / Plough pub area where one of the gritters had got stuck. They waited till it was released and the drivers able to proceed down into Glossop before returning to base.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

14: Callout Friday, 2nd Mar 2018

Called to assist assist Oldham MRT who had been dealing with adverse weather issues for 24 hours. Worked alongside a range of MR teams and other agencies to guide motorists through / round snow blocked roads safely.

11: Callout Thursday, 1st March 2018

An elderly lady in Hayfield village had pressed her emergency call alarm a number of times. Due to the adverse weather, the carers were unable to get to her. We took our landrover and checked out the situation. The lady had had a minor accident and was frightened. We were able to resolve her situation, including the provision of a cup of tea and a hot water bottle.

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.

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