- Call out for year: 16
- Date: 11/03/09
- Time: 4:50 pm
- Grid ref: SK 239 836
- Type of incident: Mountain Biker Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 6
- Time taken: 15 minutes
- Total man hours: 1.5 hours
The joint team snatch squad had been alerted to a mountain bike accident but all Buxton members were stood down before arrival at the rendezvous. In the fifteen minutes between call-out and stand-down a number of team members started to make their way towards Plantation car park at Stanage Edge.
A third party gave this account: A 20 year old student from Sheffield University, a very exprienced rider, crashed his mountain bike in spectacular fashion. It was first thought that there were significant injuries and the casualty was evacuated by air-ambulance. Fortunately, it was later discovered that no bones were broken and he was released from Northern General hospital the same evening.
Photo: Casualty being treated by Air Ambulance crew. (photo by kind permission of the casualty)