Churn Hole, Deep Dale, Topley Pike

  • Call out for year: 37
  • Date: 17/06/17
  • Time: 2:11 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 105 718
  • Type of incident: Walker Medical(1)
  • Team members involved: 15
  • Time taken: 1.30
  • Total man hours: 22.5

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 2.10 pm on Saturday 17th June to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service dealing with a 69 year old gentleman who had collapsed whilst walking near to Deep Dale, Topley Pike.

The gentleman was on a walking holiday with his wife when the incident occurred, probably induced by the extreme temperature on the hottest day of the year so far.  East Midlands Ambulance Service crew were first on scene and rendered treatment to the gentleman.   B.M.R.T. was fundraising in Buxton when the call was received and quickly rendezvoused fifteen team members and vehicles at the gates of Topley Pike Quarry.  From there it was a short walk to the casualty site with the required equipment.

The casualty was swiftly loaded on to a stretcher and then carried up the dale to Burrs Farm where the ambulance was waiting to convey him to a Macclesfield hospital.

Photo credit: BMRT.   Having climbed out of the dale there was a  final walk though a hey meadow to the waiting ambulance. 

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