Castle Naze, Combs
- Call out for year: 16
- Date: 17/04/11
- Time: 5:10 pm
- Grid ref: SK 0525 7843
- Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 22
- Time taken: 1 hour
- Total man hours: 22
The incident, being so close to the rescue team’s base, made for a fast response and backed up East Midlands Ambulance staff already on scene. The casualty, a 39 year old male from Leamington Spa, had fallen some 15 metres from a route believed to graded at HVS sustaining lower leg and head injuries.
After treatment at scene the experienced climber was made comfortable on a rescue stretcher before being carried to the roadside and an ambulance waiting to transport him to a Stockport hospital.
Photo: Team members bringing the casualty to the road.