- Call out for year: 29
- Date: 19/06/11
- Time: 5:39 pm
- Grid ref: SK 095 871
- Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
- Team members involved:
- Time taken: 3.5 hrs
- Total man hours:
A major rescue operation was launched on Sunday evening, following reports of an injured walker in Crowden Brook, on the southern edges of Kinder Scout. Both Buxton and Edale teams responded.
The casualty, a lady, was located near the top of Crowden Brook. She had slipped whilst descending the steep sided valley and fallen some 20 feet into the waterfall area. Despite having serious head and back injuries she remained conscious throughout the incident whilst she was treated on site by mountain rescue personnel, and then placed into a supportive vacuum mattress.
Due to the difficulty of access of her location and the nature of her injuries, a RAF Sea King helicopter was requested to winch her from the site. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance also arrived and remained on standby at the top of Crowden Brook, usefully providing additional oxygen.
The casualty was prepared for the airlift, and both she and an Edale team paramedic were winched into the aircraft which flew to the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, for further treatment.
A video of the incident, courtesty of Edale Mountain Rescue Team, can be viewed on YouTube.