Cats Tor, Goyt Valley

  • Call out for year: 43
  • Date: 8/07/17
  • Time: 2:35 pm
  • Grid ref: SJ 994 759
  • Type of incident: Walker Medical(1)
  • Team members involved: 14
  • Time taken: 45 mins
  • Total man hours: 10.5 hours

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team’s carnival plans were abruptly disrupted when East Midlands Ambulance Service requested assistance on the summit of Cats Tor on the Pym Chair to Shining Tor footpath.
One team vehicle, with several members on board, broke out of the Buxton Carnival parade and another vehicle was deployed from it’s station at Buxton Fire & Rescue Station.   A walker was reported to have collapsed whilst on the route to the Cat & Fiddle.   East Midland’s staff were already on scene when members arrived at the site and the 25 year old casualty from Manchester was receiving treatment.  She recovered well enough to be able walk with assistance back down to Pym Chair where the ambulance was waiting.
As this call was coming to a conclusion a call to the Monsal Trail was received and members had to move smartly to recover equipment from the hillside.

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