Mam Tor Ridge
- Call out for year: 33
- Date: 13/07/09
- Time: 9:55 am
- Grid ref: SK 130 839
- Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 4
- Time taken: 1 hour
- Total man hours: 4
Early on Monday morning 18 members of the Buxton and Edale joint snatch squad responded to a call to assist a 64 year old walker. A simple slip had resulted in a suspected fracture to the right ankle for the local man from Buxton.
An air-ambulance was just approaching the scene as team members arrived but the helicopter was unable to land on the steep sides of Mam Tor. So it was up to the rescue team members to carry the casualty in the old fashioned way before loading him into a land ambulance.
Photo: In bright sunny weather a team paramedic and a first-aider treat the casualty before he was carefully carried down to the old Mam Tor road.