On Saturday we welcomed Alex Berry and his family to our base, then on Sunday team members attended Wyevale Garden Center to receive a cheque.
Well, what an event. The weather was kind, the going was good and the runners were on a mission. None more so than course record-holder, Steve Vernon.
Way back in 2008, Steve won the race in the record time of 40:14, a record that stood until today because, this evening Steve’s record time was, incredibly, Read More…
We were contacted by Oldham Mountain Rescue Team at 18:56 with a request to provide them with medical support cover, to assist their involvement with a significant moorland fire on Saddleworth Moor.
We despatched one of Land Rovers with a team doctor and three experienced casualty carers to provide medical assistance for anyone injured in fighting the fire.
We were stood down and arrived back at base at 01:03. Our friends in the Oldham team continued to provide cover throughout the night.
Deputy Team Leader
Whilst assisting the Kinder Trog Fell Race with marshals and casualty care, we were contacted by East Midlands Ambulance Service. A walker near our checkpoint at Edale Cross had suffered a lower leg injury, believed to be an ankle fracture. A hill party were despatched to the location provided but no-one was found. The air ambulance was also tasked to attend. A new location was then provided putting the casualty well along the southern edge path. The casualty was taken to hospital by the air ambulance and we were stood down, to continue with assisting the fell race.
Whilst providing safety cover and a sweep team for the Baslow Boot Bash Event, the team attended to a lady who had ligament damage to her ankle. The injury was treated and she was stretchered a.short distance to our vehicle. She was then taken back to the village hall for onward transfer to hospital.
The team also picked up a walker with cramp, who was transported back to the village hall.
Deputy Team Leader
The team were alerted to assist in locating a child who had become separated from his family whilst walking on Kinder. Having spoken to his father, there was a strong feeling that the child had been seen on the edge path following the family’s intended route. In the hope that he had made his way down, we initially went to check the family car and the routes down to it. At the same time a request was made for NPAS helicopter support, which had already been tasked. Whilst checking the roads and speaking to walkers coming off the hill, a team member was told that a child matching the description had been seen at the bottom of William Clough. This was passed onto the NPAS crew who were able to check and it was shortly confirmed that the child had been assisted by other walkers and reunited with his father.
A good result all round.
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.
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.
The team were asked by GMP to assist in the search for a local missing man – Alfred Sykes We searched both Happy Valley and Bramhall Park but without success. If you have seen Alfred, please contact GMP on 0800 555 111