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26: Callout Sunday 24th June 2018

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.

25: Callout Saturday 16th June 2018

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.

Neil Woodhead

Deputy Team Leader

24: Callout Sunday 27th May 2018

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.

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

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