Peak Dale

  • Call out for year: 65
  • Date: 28/12/09
  • Time: 2:15 pm
  • Grid ref: Sk 077 777
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Ambulance) Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 10
  • Time taken: 1 hour
  • Total man hours: 10 hours

Incident report

On Bank Holiday Monday mountain rescue was again called to assist the ambulance service on an ice plastered road.

Ten Buxton team members responded to Longridge Lane between Dove Holes and Peak Dale to where a walker had been lying for an hour before anyone found him on the remote lane. The 49 year old man had simply slipped on the treacherously icy road surface and sustained a suspected fracture to the ankle but he had no way of summoning help. 

By the time he was found hypothermia was starting to take affect.  He was treated by team members and an East Midlands Ambulance crew before being transferred to a Stockport hospital.

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