Call out for year: 28
Time: 1:31 pm
Grid ref: SK 000 625
Type of incident: Climber, Injured, (1)
Number of team members involved: 15
Total man hours:
Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called to the Roaches, near Leek last Sunday afternoon. A 21 year old male climber from the Northamptonshire area was leading a route. As he placed his third piece of protection, he fell. It appears his protection failed as he fell and he hit the ground.
Despite wearing a helmet he sustained serious head and neck injuries. He was treated on site by the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance doctor, evacuated by stretcher with the help of local climbers and team members and flown to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further treatment.