Buxton Team called to Four incidents in Three Days

Team members packing away equipment on completion of the incident at Brushfield Hough 

The Buxton Team were called out on Boxing Day afternoon (26/12) following a call for assistance.

A man and woman were out walking on Chrome Hill, near Longnor in very windy conditions when they became separated.  After searching for his walking partner to no avail, the man phoned for assistance.

Eleven team members responded and were en route to Chrome Hill when the lady was located in nearby Longnor, safe and well.  The team were stood down.


On Wednesday morning (28/12) the team was called to assist with an incident between Shutlingsloe and Macclesfield Forest.

The casualty was a 53 year old female hillwalker from Staffordshire who had slipped on the icy path between Macclesfield Forest and Shutlingsloe and sustained a suspected fractured ankle.

She was attended to by a passing Buxton Team member and his wife who were out walking, together with a North West Ambulance Service crew, who administered pain relief.  The casualty was wrapped in a fleece casualty bag for warmth and protecting her from the very cold weather conditions.   She was then carried on a mountain rescue stretcher by team members to the waiting land ambulance and transferred to a local hospital.

A team spokesman said “ We are very grateful to the Peak National Park Ranger Service for providing access along the forest tracks”.

At teatime the team were called again to assist an East Midlands Ambulance Service crew with an incident on Macclesfield Old Road, Buxton.  A group of off-road motorcyclists including a 43 year old male from Mobberly, Cheshire were descending the old road between Derbyshire Bridge and Burbage when he hit a stone or a pothole and was thrown over the handlebars sustaining a knee injury.  He was treated on site by the ambulance service paramedic, packaged and loaded onto a mountain rescue stretcher and carried to the waiting land ambulance.  The motor cyclist was transferred to Macclesfield General Hospital.


On Thursday afternoon (29/12) the East Midlands Ambulance Service requested assistance at Brushfield Hough, Taddington Dale following a report of an injured hillwalker.

The casualty, a 47 year old lady from Gedling, Nottinghamshire had slipped whilst walking a footpath to Monsal Dale and sustained a fractured ankle.   She was treated on site by the ambulance service paramedic, loaded onto the mountain rescue stretcher and carried to Brushfield Hough Farm.

Transferred to the Buxton Team ambulance and conveyed down the farm track to the waiting land ambulance and taken to the Chesterfield Royal Hospital.