2019-12-13-14: 4 Inns

Derby Mountain Rescue Team attend three incidents over the weekend

Posted by David O'Sullivan on April 07, 2019

This weekend the team were providing safety cover for the Four Inns race walk in the Peak District. The team traces its history back to the Four Inns Tragedy of 1964 when three Rover Scouts died due to hypothermia after they became lost in bad weather.

Fortunately, this weekend was much less eventful. However, we did have a few incidents which were unrelated to the 4 Inns.


12: Whilst acting as a radio link for our hill sections our Mercedes Control Vehicle was stationed at Snake Pass. A passing driver stopped to request assistance with a male passenger who was suffering from chest pains. He was handed over to the care of a Land Ambulance crew.

13: A call from the duty mountain rescue controller alerted the teams to an injured walker at Grindsbrook Knoll. Derby Section two were situated in Edale for the safety cover and headed up to locate the casualty. We were joined by Buxton and Edale teams and the casualty was evacuated off the hill by stretcher.

14: One of the competitors had been stung by a wasp, and was treated for the initial pain by the team at the Snake Inn, and allowed to carry on the race.