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

Incident report

Buxton team called to Flint Clough above LightLightwood cas smallwood 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 oLightwood cas heli smallther 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.


  1. Phyllis Hollister

    Many Many Thanks

    This is my sister and l would like to thank everyone involved with her rescue.


  2. Frank Dent

    My partner Audrey is now recovering well in hospital and is likely to be released any day now after an operation to pin a triple break in her ankle. Miraculously she has no other significant injuries. Everyone involved in the recovery – the paramedic first on scene, the Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew, and Sheffield N General Hospital staff- have all demonstrated the highest professional skills, each handling there role with great care and efficiency.

  3. Pat Webb

    Thank you to all concerned my sister is now home after her accident on Sunday.
    The whole family are thankful that people like yourselves are around when the unthinkable happens
    We all realise that it could have been a lot worse but thankfully apart from her ankle all looks fine.
    Thanks again Pat & family

  4. Audrey Poulten

    It is very hard to describe in words the gratitude I feel for you all. I hope I wasn’t too heavy.

    Frank has said he will look after me at his home so I have been able to come out of hospital.

    I will always be indebted to you all.

    Thank you once again

  5. Syd and Kay

    Thanks to all concerned. We have been worried about Audry’s propensity for falling over. She seems to be getting better at it.
    Audrey, STOP IT NOW.

  6. Carolyn James

    Thank you so much. We are so grateful for your support to my sister Audrey. She is worth your efforts. A special lady whom we all love.
    Thank you again,
    Carolyn, Bryan, Mathew & Richard.

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