Flint Clough, Lightwood Reservoir
- Call out for year: 42
- Date: 6/09/09
- Time: 3:15 pm
- Grid ref: SK 0531 7544
- Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 20
- Time taken: 2
- Total man hours: 40
Buxton team called to Flint Clough above Lightwood Reservoir near Buxton to assist a female walker who had fallen 25 feet from a crag. The lady had been with friends and was negotiating a stile when she fell down the crag side into a heather gully.
An East Midlands Paramedic was first to be called who quickly escalated the call-out when it was clear how remote the incident site was. Local team members were immediately available but others had to travel from a fundraising event at Chatsworth House, near Bakewell.
The lady had sustained leg injuries but was also treated for other suspected problems resulting from a fall of such height. The Yorkshire Air-ambulance was able to land on top of the moor and after on-site treatment the lady was carried by stretcher to the waiting helicopter.
Full casualty details not yet available.
Photos: Top – casualty receives treatment from air-ambulance crew, local paramedic and team members. Lower – with gloomy grey skys and intermittent rain the helicopter leaves with the casualty on board at the limit of its flying capability.