Froggatt Edge

  • Call out for year: 58
  • Date: 5/10/12
  • Time: 2:56 pm
  • Grid ref: SK250 763
  • Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 3
  • Time taken: 1.5 hrs
  • Total man hours: 4.5 hrs

Incident report

A joint Buxton and Edale snatch squad was called to the climbing area of Froggatt Edge on Friday afternoon.

A 22 year old male climber had fallen about 8 metres from a route called “Three Pebbled Slab” and then rolled and tumbled as far again from the base of the crag.

He was treated by Edale team doctors and paramedic for suspected spinal and pelvic injuries, placed on a spinal board, and then in a vacuum mattress. Rescuers carried him to the top of the crag, using both hand over hand and wheeling, to a waiting air ambulance.

The casualty was transferred by helicopter to the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, for further treatment.

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