On Friday evening (30/12) Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called to the Goyt Valley by Derbyshire Police. A 31 year old woman from Whaley Bridge had been reported missing and her car had been located at Goyts Lane Car Park.
The police were carrying out several enquires and the team was tasked with searching local footpaths, water bodies and the surrounding moorland.
35 team members responded, together with other resources from the police, including a Police Search Advisor and an aerial search from the National Police Air Service. 3 Search and Rescue Dogs and a Coastguard S92 Helicopter from Humberside.
The weather was clear and very cold, which heightened concerns for this lady's safety and welfare, and by dawn no sign of her was found. By this time the Buxton Team had been deployed overnight and Derby Mountain Rescue Team was called to continue the search in daylight.
However, the lady was located by the police in a hotel in Buxton, safe and well, which was far outside our search area. All rescue personnel were stood down after more than 9 hours on the ground,
On Sunday (1/17) the Buxton Team was called to Clough House Farm Car Park in Wildboarclough, by the North West Ambulance Service, following a report of an injured walker in the Cumberland Brook area.
The casualty, a 28 year old woman from Grappenhall, Warrington, was descending towards the Cumberland Brook when she slipped and sustained a lower leg injury which immobilised her.
16 team members responded together with an ambulance crew. The casualty was quickly located and treated on site by ambulance service paramedics, which included splinting. She was packaged and placed onto a mountain rescue stretcher and evacuated to the waiting land ambulance at the bottom of the hill, and then transferred to the Macclesfield General Hospital for further treatment.