Cales Dale, Monyash

  • Call out for year: 45
  • Date: 1/07/10
  • Time: 11:56 am
  • Grid ref: SK 172 648
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 8
  • Time taken: 1.5 hours
  • Total man hours: 12

Incident report

A joint Buxton and Edale snatch squad turned out to assist the East Midlands Ambulance Service with an injured walker in a steep limestone valley, leading into Lathkill Dale.

The casualty, a 51 year old female, had slipped on rocks at the entrance to Cales Dale. With suspected wrist and lower leg /ankle injuries, the lady was treated by paramedics on site, then carried by team members on a stretcher to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance waiting nearby for evacuation to hospital.

One comment

  1. Nancy Hollingworth

    Just to say a massive thank you to your team for not only helping me up to the air ambulance but also ensuring that my children were brought to hospital. Everyone involved was so kind and professional. I have a fractured ankle and am waiting to find out whether I am to stay in a cast or will need an op. If I had tried to walk out of the dale it would almost certainly have been the latter. Your help that day will hopefully mean that I shall avoid an operation-good for me and the health service! A huge thank you again.

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