- Call out for year: 32
- Date: 10/06/12
- Time: 11:10 am
- Grid ref: SK200 730
- Type of incident: Mountain Biker Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 19
- Time taken: 2 hrs, 19 mins
- Total man hours: 44 hrs
On Sunday morning, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called away from the High Peak Emergency Services show in Buxton to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team at an incident on Longstone Edge, near Bakewell.
The incident involved a 47 year old male from Sheffield, an experienced mountain biker, riding on Longstone Edge with a group of friends. Apparently he braked to avoid an oncomimg vehicle and went over the handlbars, hitting the hard surface track.
Despite wearing a helmet he sustained serious head injuries. He was treated on site by doctors and paramedics from two air ambulances, which had landed nearby. Medical intervention was required on site, and the casualty was flown to the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, for further treatment.
Neil Carruthers, Buxton Team Leader said: “This gentleman was badly injured. We worked with the East Midlands Ambulance Service, medical crews from the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, and the Notts and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance, to stabilise him and get him to hospital care as soon as possible”.