Two rescues over the weekend for Buxton Team


BuxtonMountain Rescue Team called at 2.10 pm on Saturday 17th June to assist East Midlands AmbulanceService dealing with a 69 year old gentleman who had collapsed whilst walking near to Deep Dale, Topley Pike.

The gentleman was on a walking holiday with his wife when the incident occurred, probably induced by the extreme temperature on the hottest day of the year so far.  East Midlands Ambulance Service crew were first on scene and rendered treatment to the gentleman.   B.M.R.T. was fundraising in Buxton when the call was received and quickly rendezvoused fifteen team members and vehicles at the gates of Topley Pike Quarry.  From there it was a short walk to the casualty site with the required equipment.

The casualty was swiftly loaded on to a stretcher and then carried up the dale to Burrs Farm where the ambulance was waiting to convey him to a Macclesfield hospital.

Photo:  Final stages of the stretcher carry out.

1.45 pm on Sunday 18th June in order to assist East Midlands Ambulance
Service dealing with the report of a paraglider crash landing on High Wheeldon near to Earl Sterndale.
Fifteen team members rendezvoused at Wheeldon Trees Farm for the 100 metre climb in full sun towards the trig point.   A 46 year old man, from Etwall, Derby, had sustained a lower leg injury on landing and was now in considerable pain.  Ambulance staff were first on scene to provide pain relief and splint the injured leg.

After being carefully loaded onto a rescue stretcher the casualty was lowered down a steep slope and carried over adjacent fields to where the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air-ambulance had been able to land.  Following transfer to the helicopter the casualty was flown to Derby Royal Hospital for treatment.

Photo attached:   Casualty being loaded onto the rescue stretcher ready fordescent .