Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge

  • Call out for year: 17
  • Date: 2/04/17
  • Time: 8:05 pm
  • Grid ref:
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Ambulance) Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 17
  • Time taken: 2
  • Total man hours: 34

Incident report

On the evening of Sunday 2nd of April Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called alongside two appliances from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and the East Midlands Ambulance Service to an incident adjacent to Buxton Road in Whaley Bridge.
A local 48 year-old man had entered woodlands in the dark and had stumbled and fallen some ten metres down a steep embankment suffering what was feared to be significant injuries.   The casualty was treated on site by the ambulance crew before he was lifted by means of a rope system to the top of the hill in a joint effort between fire crew and M.R. members.  He was then carried a short distance to the waiting ambulance for onward carriage to hospital.
Photo credit: BMRT.   The incident site in the wood complicated by darkness.

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