Hollins Cross track
- Call out for year: 11
- Date: 1/03/12
- Time: 12:05 pm
- Grid ref: SK129 853
- Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
- Team members involved:
- Time taken: 2 hrs 10 mins
- Total man hours:
A Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue snatch squad was called to assist the ambulance service around lunch-time to recover an injured walker from a field east of Peters Barn, near to the Hollins Cross track in the Edale valley.
A 49 year old male walker from Belper, Derbyshire, had left the track and wandered into the adjoining field where he fell down a manhole. This caused a suspected lower leg fracture. He was treated on site by the ambulance service paramedics, including pain relief and splinting, and was then put onto a mountain rescue stretcher and carried by team members to the waiting road ambulance. He was taken to Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, for further treatment.
A team spokesman said “This chap was extremely unlucky in falling into this manhole, believed to be the only one in this field – especially today, as he is celebrating his birthday”.