- Call out for year: 30
- Date: 28/05/12
- Time: 2:55 pm
- Grid ref: SK 225 825
- Type of incident: Paraglider Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 2
- Time taken: 1 hr 15 mins
- Total man hours: 2 hrs 30 mins
A joint Buxton & Edale snatch squad call to Stanage on Monday afternoon. A paraglider pilot crashed whilst attempting to take off from Stanage Edge.
The man fell about 10 metres. He sustained injuries to his spine and pelvis together with a serious leg fracture. He was treated on site by the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance paramedics along with Edale Team paramedics.
He was then placed on a stretcher and carried by team personnel to the helicopter waiting by the roadside and flown to the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, for further treatment.