Cave Dale, Castleton

  • Call out for year: 13
  • Date: 3/03/09
  • Time: 12:45 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 145 821
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 9
  • Time taken: 1 hour
  • Total man hours: 9

Incident report

cave-dale-smallA joint Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team snatch squad was called to rendezvous in the market place at Castleton following the report of a walker having suffered an ankle injury at the top end of Cave Dale.cave-dale-2-small

The 34 year old man from Sheffield, walking with a friend, had simply slipped on the polished limestone footpath and sustained a suspected fracture to the left ankle.  Rain with a stiff westerly wind made for unpleasant and slippy conditions for everyone in the limestone dale.   The well equipped walker was tended to by team first aiders and then transferred by rescue team stretcher to an air ambulance waiting some 100 metres away.

Photo:  Entrance to Cave Dale from Castleton

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