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.
Type – Logistical support
Location – Saddleworth Moor
Team members – 10 KMRT
Duration – 12 Hours per day or 120 Volunteer Man Hours
Volunteer Man hours so far this year – 1022 Hours
During this week, we provided a vehicle and two team members to assist the Fire Service with logistical support whilst they fought the moorland fires on Saddleworth and surrounding area.
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.
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.
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.