Buxton Mountain Rescue Team members were called out twice on Saturday (4/3). The first incident involved 4 team members sent as part of a Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation regional response to assist the South Yorkshire Police in a search for an elderly gentleman near Catcliffe, Sheffield.
The search, controlled by our Edale Team colleagues, included several areas of river and open water, where specially trained and equipped team members from the Edale, Buxton and Woodhead teams were deployed.
Despite a day long search, no trace was found of the missing person and the rescue teams' personnel were stood down at dusk. South Yorkshire Police enquires are ongoing.
At lunch time, twelve Buxton Team members were called by the East Midlands Ambulance Service to the lower southern slopes of Mam Tor, where a male walker had slipped whilst descending the grassy hillside.
Initial treatment on site by team members diagnosed a suspected fracture of his lower leg and the appropriate treatment, including pain relief, was administered.
The casualty site was only two hundred metres or so from the road, however the very wet and muddy conditions demanded a careful stretcher evacuation to the waiting land ambulance for onward transfer to hospital.