- Call out for year: 8
- Date: 27/02/11
- Time: 8:50 pm
- Grid ref: SK108 872
- Type of incident: Walker Injured(2)
- Team members involved: 28
- Time taken: 3.5
- Total man hours: 98
Full team call-outs for Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams following a call from a couple in distress in the upper reaches of Grindsbrook. The husband and wife team from Dorset and on holiday in the Peak District were located by a police helicopter and team members were quickly guided in to their location.
On arrival it was discovered that the lady had arggravated a previous back injury with a slip whilst descending Grindsbrook in the darkness. The seriousness of the old injury prompted concerns about a stretcher carry causing even more damage and consequently an RAF Search & Rescue helicopter was called.
The helicopter was overhead within an hour and in total darkness lifted the casualty from a difficult location and transferred her to a Sheffield hospital for further examination. The husband was assisted back down to Edale.