Aldery Cliff, Earl Sterndale.
- Call out for year: 31
- Date: 27/05/16
- Time: 3:03 pm
- Grid ref: SK 097 662
- Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 14
- Time taken: 2
- Total man hours: 28
A very experienced rock climber had fallen approximately twelve metres onto the ground whilst abseiling from a ledge. The 70 year old casualty from Nottingham sustained extensive injuries including suspected back, pelvic and leg fractures. Medical treatment was started by the ambulance staff who were on scene first and then were quickly supported by team members as they arrived.
The gentleman was then carried a short distance to a land ambulance and then on by road to the nearest flat land where the North West Air-ambulance had landed. The casualty was then flown to a specialist trauma centre in Stoke.
Friends of the casualty later updated BMRT on the man’s condition stating that whilst the injuries were serious, he was likely to make a full recovery.
Photo credit: BMRT – Ambulance crew and team members preparing the casualty for evacuation to a specialist trauma centre.