Grindsbrook, Kinder Scout.

  • Call out for year: 27
  • Date: 4/04/10
  • Time: 1:52 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 106874
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 12
  • Time taken: 2 hours
  • Total man hours: 24

Incident report

Just minutes after the radio-pagers sounded to call the team to the previous incident a second accident was reported and this time it was totally appropriate to mountain rescue. 

A 26 year old female from Oxford had been walking with her husband on the southern edge of Kinder Scout when a simple slip aggravated an old knee injury preventing her from continuing.  With Buxton team already committed with an incident it was left to Edale MRT to start the rescue and members made their ascent from Edale village. The Yorkshire Air-ambulance was thought to be travelling to the scene but it was known that finding a landing spot close to the accident site would be difficult and team members would be needed to transfer the patient to the aircraft.  Within twenty minutes of the call-out some Buxton Team members were released from the earlier incident and became available to assist the Edale Team. 

The casualty, on holiday in the area, was located by Edale members who were able to signal to the circling air-ambulance a safe place to land.  As the casualty knew that it was an old injury that had been aggravated she declined hospital treatment but was glad of an airlift down to Edale village where she was later reunited with her husband.

Photos:Top – Upper reaches of Grindsbrook with the Old Anvil Stone on the skyline. Lower – Yorkshire Air-ambulance landing at Edale playing fields with the casualty.

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