Eyam Moor

  • Call out for year: 07
  • Date: 14/01/09
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 21 78
  • Type of incident: Walker Medical(1)
  • Team members involved: 10
  • Time taken: 2 hours
  • Total man hours: 20

Incident report

Edale and Buxton snatch squad called by East Midlands Ambulance Service to rendezvous at Bretteyam-moor-small1on following an emergency call from a solo walker suffering breathing difficulties.   The first rescue parties to arrive were unable to locate the man, which prompted a search of Bretton and Eyam Moors.  An air-ambulance briefly joined the search but had to retreat when low cloud blew in and reduced visibility.    The man was known to have two dogs with him but 45 minutes searching failed to locate him.  Having partially recovered from his breathing problems, the casualty had started to walk back towards the road where he was eventually found and escorted to the waiting ambulance.

Photo:  Rescue vehicles from Buxton and Edale MRTs parked in sunshine on the Nether Bretton track before the mist rolled in.

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