Roach End, The Roaches.

  • Call out for year: 13
  • Date: 20/03/17
  • Time: 3:12 pm
  • Grid ref: SJ 99410 64566
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 17
  • Time taken: 1.5 hours
  • Total man hours: 25.5 hours

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by West Midlands Ambulance Service following the report of an injured walker.

The first team members arrived as the West Midlands Air-ambulance was circling above the casualty site.  A sixty-six year old man from Leamington Spa had simply slipped on the muddy path and sustained a suspected leg fracture. Initial treatment was by team members before the helimed medics took over.  The casualty was then carried to the waiting aircraft for transfer to a North Staffordshire hospital.

Photo credit: BMRT.  Just off the muddy path the casualty is protected from the elements by a box-tent whilst an examination is carried out.  

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