Grinlow Woods, Buxton

  • Call out for year: 52
  • Date: 24/08/11
  • Time: 3:34 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 051724
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Ambulance) Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 14
  • Time taken: 50 mins
  • Total man hours: 11 hrs 30 mins

Incident report

On Wednesday afternoon, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called to Pooles Cavern to assist the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

A 46 year old male from Newmarket, Suffolk, was walking with his family in Grinlow Woods when he collapsed, hitting his head on a rock as he fell to the ground, sustaining head injuries.

He was treated on site by ambulance service paramedics, placed onto a stretcher and carried by team members to the waiting ambulance in the car park. From there he was transferred to Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, for further treatment.

One comment

  1. Jon Brooker

    Dear Buxton MRT

    I am writing to offer my heart felt thanks for the help you provided last Wednesday 24th August. For some unknown reason I collapsed whilst walking at Pooles Cavern and unfortunatley in this process hit my head against a rock knocking myself unconscious. After spending two days in Stockport hospital I am now at home in Suffolk on the mend.

    You did a fantastic job in supporting the ambulance crew getting me down to the car park and without this who knows what would have happened.

    My family and I very much appreciate your help and the all the great work you do

    Best regards

    Jon Brooker

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