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32: Callout Sunday 6 August 2017

We were called at 21:58 to assist in a search for a lost walker and his young son. They had walked from Edale onto Kinder Scout and had become disorientated in the deteriorating conditions. The Kinder Plan was put in place using all four local teams, with our hill parties initially covering the main western edge path. Information subsequently received put their location at the top of Fairbrook Naze off the northern edges. Glossop MRT located the pair, who were warmed and walked down to the Snake Inn. We stood down at 01:19.

Neil Woodhead
Deputy Team Leader

29-31: White Peak Walk Saturday 8th July 2017

Whilst providing safety cover for the White Peak Walk around the Monyash area, we attended three incidents.

The first was a male walker who was complaining of chest pains towards the latter part of the 26 mile walk. He was diagnosed and treated at the scene, before being transferred to Chesterfield Hospital, where he was admitted for observations.

The second incident was a male walker who became dizzy and disorientated after completing the walk. He was diagnosed and treated at the scene, making a full recovery.

The final incident was a female walker who became faint and generally unwell after completing the walk. She was also treated on scene and made a full recovery.

Neil Woodhead
Deputy Team Leader

28: Callout Wednesday, 5th July 2017

We were called at 23:50 to a walker who had injured his ankle on the upper western slopes of Kinder. He was unable to walk off. We provided pain relief and splinting. We then used our stretcher to carry the casualty over rough ground for two hours to the waiting Landrover and drove him to base and the waiting EMAS ambulance. The main team completed the job at 04:30. Two team members drove the casualty and friend back to their car at Edale, getting back to base at 05:30.

Dave Eustace
Deputy Team Leader

Our Blue Light relay

On Saturday 10th June we welcomed the Our Blue Light relay to Derbyshire. The Blue Light Torch is making its way around the north of England helping to raise the issue of mental health and well-being throughout the statutory and voluntary blue light services.

15: Callout Sunday 9th April 2017

We were called to assist a walker with a reported dislocated knee. His position was initially reported as under Kinder Downfall. However, following a very broken telephone conversation, it became apparent that that as not correct and that they were intact somewhere off the southern edge in one of the cloughs.

12: Callout Friday 10th March 2017

The team were called to assist a male who had been reported with a lower leg injury. Having confirmed his location, team members were able to get to his location and provide initial treatment. Once stabilised, he was packaged up onto our stretcher and carried to our waiting vehicle before being transferred to a land ambulance.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

11: Callout Sunday 5th March 2017

The team were called to assist a lady who had been out walking her dog. She had slipped and injured her ankle. Having confirmed their location through SARLOC, we were able to quickly locate her party and after medical attention, she was loaded onto a stretcher and carried down to an EMAS ambulance.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader