Grin Low Country Park, Buxton

  • Call out for year: 12
  • Date: 27/02/09
  • Time: 12:36 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 0433 7252
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 13
  • Time taken: 1 hour
  • Total man hours: 13

Incident report

A sixty year old local lady walking with her husband and pet dog had slipped on the muddy paths in Grin Low Country Park and sustained a suspected fracture to the left ankle. Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called grin-low-sign-small1to rendezvous at Rock Bay Garage on the A54 Buxton – Leek road to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service.

The accident is thought to have occurred about 9.30 am but the first ambulance to arrive was called away again to a more severe incident.  Not until the arrival of the second crew who soon realised that they would not be able to carry the injured lady out of the woodland was mountain rescue called. 

Buxton team responded with thirteen members, the first of whom was on site within ten minutes of the call.  All first aid treatment was completed by the ambulance crew whilst the team assembled the stretcher which was used to carry the casuality down to Green Lane and the waiting ambulance.

A simple and unfortunate accident to a lady wearing all the correct clothing and footwear for the terrain and conditions.

One comment

  1. Pamela Johnson

    Dear All
    Many thanks for rescuing me from the woods. I am most grateful for your help. I broke my ankle in 3 places so will be out of action for a few months!!
    Had there not been a rescue service such as yours I don’t know what would have happened.
    With grateful thanks,

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