Monsal Dale

  • Call out for year: 57
  • Date: 14/09/08
  • Time: 3:19 pm
  • Grid ref: SK178 712
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 20
  • Time taken: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Total man hours: 50

Incident report

Buxton Edale snatch squad assisted by some members of Derby team who were at Buxton base  were called to evacuate a 36 year old female from Darley Dale, near Matlock, who whilst walking with her husband from Monsal Head had been hit from behind by her dog and been knocked to the ground.  Her location was on a greasy, sloping limestone path above the River Wye.  She was suffering pain to her back and neck and was treated on site by a mountain rescue doctor, paramedics and air ambulance paramedics. She was packaged and evacuated by mountain rescue personnel on a stretcher for several hundred metres back along the dale to the waiting air ambulance, which had managed to land near to the large weir in an area clear of vegetation and flown to the Chesterfield Royal Hospital for further treatment.

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