Category: Featured

20: Callout Saturday 14th April 2018

As we were fund raising at Go Outdoors in Stockport, we were called to assist a young man who had sustained a suspected fractured ankle. Further to discussions with a member of the party, we knew they were well into the plateau and thus was going to involve a very long evacuation. Their position was confirmed by a SARLOC. A request was made for assistance by the Coastguard and fortunately Rescue 912 was able to come and evacuate the casualty to Sheffield for hospital treatment. We reached the remainder of the party as the aircraft left and escorted them back to the top of Jacobs Ladder where they descended back into Edale.

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

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

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

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