Rescue teams combine to help walkers hurt in Peak District

Edale Mountain Rescue Team, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, Derbyshire Constabulary, East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency work together to rescue three 15-year-old casualties in the upper part of Grindsbrook Clough on Kinder Scout.
Edale Mountain Rescue Team, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, Derbyshire Constabulary, East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency work together to rescue three 15-year-old casualties in the upper part of Grindsbrook Clough on Kinder Scout.

Several emergency teams worked together to rescue three teenagers hurt while out hiking in the Peak District.

The 15-year-olds got into difficulties in the upper part of Grindsbrook Clough on Kinder Scout on Wednesday.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, Derbyshire Constabulary, East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency work together to rescue three 15-year-old casualties in the upper part of Grindsbrook Clough on Kinder Scout.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, Derbyshire Constabulary, East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency work together to rescue three 15-year-old casualties in the upper part of Grindsbrook Clough on Kinder Scout.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team took the emergency call, and with reports of leg injuries, expected to carry three stretchers off the hill, so had to call in extra help.

With the help of a search and rescue helicopter the team found the group from Grimsby, who were on a guided walking tour. One teenager had aggravated an old knee injury, while two others were having problems with existing medical conditions.

A spokesman for Edlane Mountain Rescue Team said: “Following a quick triage, it was agreed the helicopter would lift four of the group back down to Edale village for assessment by East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics. Team members carried three of the casualties on stretchers in a relay up the steep banking to where the helicopter had managed to land.”

The rescue involved Edale, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, Derbyshire Constabulary, East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

“This incident was a true multi-agency response,” said the spokesman.