Limestone Way, Cave Dale

  • Call out for year: 25
  • Date: 29/04/17
  • Time: 5:45 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 139816
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 14
  • Time taken: 1.20 mins
  • Total man hours: 18hrs 45mins.

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called together with local members of Edale Mountain Rescue Team following the report of an accident on the Limestone Way at the head of Cave Dale near Castleton.

A seventeen year old youth, participating in the Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award scheme at silver level, slipped and sustained a minor head wound and an ankle injury.   Other members of the group put into practice their emergency drill resulting in a call to police for assistance.  Team members rendezvoused at Rowter Farm at the top of Winnats Pass and then made their way the short distance to the casualty site.

Following assessment by a rescue team doctor it was determined that the injuries were not too serious.  The casualty was then driven back to the rendezvous point from where a group leader took him to hospital for a check of the head injury.

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