- Call out for year: 29
- Date: 19/04/18
- Time: 1:59 pm
- Grid ref: SK 24517 83444
- Type of incident: Paraglider Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 6
- Time taken: 3.01
- Total man hours: 18.06
A para-glider attempting to take off from Stanage Edge found himself in difficulty and fell on to the rocks below. Matters were made worse when his canopy became caught up in the strong breeze which dragged him across the ground and boulder field.
The team along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team and East Midlands Ambulance Service staff were soon on scene where Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance crew were already treating the casualty.
He was in a very awkward position so great care was needed to move him safely on to a mountain rescue stretcher before a carry up on to the top of Stanage to the awaiting air ambulance. He suffered back and hip injuries but was in very good spirits and hopefully the injuries are not too severe.