- Call out for year: 76
- Date: 10/12/11
- Time: 11:09 am
- Grid ref: Sk 168 846
- Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 9
- Time taken: 1 hr 33 mins
- Total man hours: 13 hrs 57 mins
A joint Buxton and Edale snatch squad was called to Townhead Bridge, near Hope, on Saturday morning. Buxton Team members were fundraising in Castleton, enabling a very quick response.
The call-out involved a 40 Year old male walker who had slipped on wet snow whilst walking in the Lose Hill area, dislocating his left shoulder.
The DLR Air Ambulance was on scene before us, dropping off a doctor and paramedic, before relocating downhill to a better landing area. The aircrew treated the casualty on site, including pain relief. Team members arrived and placed the casualty into a vacuum mattress and loaded him onto a stretcher. He was then sledged downhill taking advantage of the snow cover to the waiting aircraft.
The man was airlifted to the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield for further treatment.