Hartshorn, Kinder Scout
- Call out for year: 27
- Date: 13/06/09
- Time: 2:37 pm
- Grid ref: SK 115 880
- Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 12
- Time taken: 1
- Total man hours: 12
A joint Buxton & Edale snatch squad was called to rendezvous at Edale following the report of an ankle injury just north of Hartshorn on the Kinder plateau.
A 19 year old male, part of a Boy’s Brigade group from Kempston in Bedfordshire, was on expedition as part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award scheme. A simple stumble resulted in an open fracture of the lower leg; rather more serious than first reported.
As team members were carrying the equipment towards the accident site the Yorkshire Air-ambulance was able to land near the casualty and quickly transfer him to Sheffield Northern General.
The efforts of the rescue parties was not in vain though as a second call to an incident just over a kilometer away came in at 17.20 hours and the team members were diverted to Jagger’s Clough.