Miller’s Dale

  • Call out for year: 15
  • Date: 16/04/11
  • Time: 1:25 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 1305 7330
  • Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 15
  • Time taken: 30 minutes
  • Total man hours: 7.5

Incident report

A joint Edale & Buxton Snatch Squad callout following a report of a woman having sustained an injury whilst abseiling from the bridge on the old railway track. 

By the time teams arrived the casualty was in a position accessible to East Midlands Ambulance staff and the rescue teams were stood down.


  1. Roger Heath

    May I pass on all my thanks and gratitude to all your members who were so helpful and caring in assisting my wife on Saturday afternoon. She was taken to Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport. She was x-rayed and assessed and the outcome was damage to her lower vertebrae. She was released late on Saturday evening. Once again to you all, thank you for your support.

  2. Roger Heath

    Further to my previous, had a call from Stepping Hill Hospital Stockport to say they have reviewed the x-rays and it is a lot more serious than first thought. Annie was asked to go to our local hospital in Newcastle for further scans and assessments. It has been confirmed Annie has a fractured vertebrae of the lower back.

  3. admin

    Thanks for letting us know about your wife’s progress.

    Hope the treatment closer to home alleviates and relieves the injury.

    All best wishes.

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