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Derbyshire mountain rescue team sets record

Rescue vehicle
Image caption The team plans to buy an new rescue vehicle in 2011

A Derbyshire mountain rescue team responded to 116 calls in 2010 - the most in one year.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team used search dogs in 30 incidents last year in its work in the Peak District and surrounding areas.

The team is run by volunteers and raises all its funding from the public.

The team is planning to replace its team members' protective equipment in 2011 and buy a new 4x4 response vehicle.

The team's current rescue vehicle will be converted into a mobile control room.

More than 50 team training events were held in 2010 with sessions on rope rescue, search skills and hill fitness.

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