Whilst call out 29 was underway the team leader was approached in the control vehicle by a 24-year-old female from York who had been walking from Mamtor when she stepped awkwardly on a rock sustaining an ankle injury. She was treated by the team leader and then transported to Edale train station by two police community support officers who had attended to help with traffic control.
The team were called to assist an experienced paraglider who unfortunately got blown back into the hillside on take-off. As a result, he lost consciousness for a short period of time. East Midlands Ambulance Service was first on scene and due to the possible, serious nature of his injuries, an Air Ambulance was requested. The team packaged the casualty on the helicopter’s scoop stretcher, then placed this onto our stretcher and carried uphill to the aircraft which was waiting on the ridge top.
A para-glider attempting to take off from Stanage Edge found himself in difficulty and fell on to the rocks below. Matters were made worse when his canopy became caught up in the strong breeze which dragged him across the ground and boulder field.
The team along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team and East Midlands Ambulance Service staff were soon on scene where Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance crew were already treating the casualty.
He was in a very awkward position so great care was needed to move him safely on to a mountain rescue stretcher before a carry up on to the …
The team was called to assist a 53 yr old lady from Chinley, who was walking a dog with husband and daughter and slipped and broke her left ankle on a footpath deep in Fernilee Woods. She was treated by EMAS ambulance crew and evacuated in the dark on a mountain rescue stretcher up the steep wooded hillside to the main path and to the waiting ambulance. The lady was taken to Stepping Hill hospital by EMAS.