Grindbrook Gorge, Edale

  • Call out for year: 54
  • Date: 10/09/11
  • Time: 6:49 pm
  • Grid ref: Sk115 874
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 14
  • Time taken:
  • Total man hours:

Incident report

A joint Buxton/Edale Mountain Rescue Team snatch squad was called to Edale on Saturday night, following reports of an injured walker.

We located a 46 year old male from Repton, Derbyshire, near Halfway Rocks in Grindsbrook Gorge. He had slipped whilst walking and sustained a dislocated shoulder.

The man was treated on site by team medics, including pain relief and splinting. He was then placed on our stretcher and carried for more than a kilometre to Grindslow House, Edale. From here he was transferred into the waiting land ambulance, and taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital for further treatment.

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