- Call out for year: 81
- Date: 24/10/16
- Time: 5:30 pm
- Grid ref: SK 055 777
- Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 18
- Time taken: 3 hrs 10 min
- Total man hours: 57
The 64 year old lady from Stockport had been walking on the edge path when a simple slip resulted in a suspected fracture ankle. Team members rendezvoused at a farm below the West side of the moor and climbed steeply to the ridge path in the gathering darkness. Not finding the lady in the first assumed location members split into groups to search the edge path in both directions.
It wasn’t too long before lady was located and medical treatment could commence. Following splinting of the injury the casualty was carried on a rescue stretcher back to the roadside where an ambulance was waiting to transport her to a Stockport hospital.
Photo Credit: BMRT. The casualty descending Castle Naze with the lights of Chapel en le Frith in the background.