The Roaches, Staffordshire.

  • Call out for year: 26
  • Date: 10/05/17
  • Time: 2:55 pm
  • Grid ref:
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Police) Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 16
  • Time taken: 15 mins
  • Total man hours: 4

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called on Sunday afternoon following a report to Staffordshire police of a female voice calling for help from the wooded area close to the Roaches main rock climbing face.  Details of the incident were sketchy as the caller was not with the injured party.  It was a natural conclusion that this would be an injured climber and appropriately mountain rescue was called.
However, the police was the first emergency service on scene and soon realised that the injured party was not an climber and that the incident was situated close to the road.  Mountain rescue was quickly stood down before arrival at the Roaches.
The Leek Sentinal reported: “Emergency services were called after a woman out hiking found herself trapped beneath a pile of logs.  The woman was found by members of the public and they called for help. She had been out hiking when a pile of logs fell on her.  After the rescue, the woman was treated by West Midlands Ambulance Service with help from Flash and Longnor community first responders.” 

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