• Call out for year: 56
  • Date: 17/09/11
  • Time: 2:32 pm
  • Grid ref: SK166 654
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved:
  • Time taken: 1 hr 45 mins
  • Total man hours:

Incident report

A joint snatch squad of Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams was called to Monyash Village, near Bakewell on Saturday afternoon.

We located a 75 year old lady from Newton Abbott, Devon, who had slipped on wet limestone near Ricklow Quarry in Lathkill Dale whilst walking part of the Limestone Way. She sustained head and wrist injuries and was treated on site by the air ambulance doctor and paramedic.

The aircraft had landed some distance away, and the casualty was carried by stretcher to the waiting Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland Air Ambulance. She was flown to the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, for further treatment.

Neil Carruthers, Buxton Team Leader said “Limestone can be extremely slippery when wet. This incident occurred following heavy rain. The lady took a nasty fall which required a prompt evacuation.”

One comment

  1. Paul Hitchen

    Hi It’s Paul from GMRT. I called you out in Lathkill dale week last Saturday. The casualty’s friend contacted me. She is OK apart from a broken wrist and will need an op when home from hols, she thanked us all on a job well done. many thanks from me too pleasure working with you, all the best Paul.

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