Tunstead Quarry, Great Rocks, Buxton

  • Call out for year: 03
  • Date: 7/01/10
  • Time: 3:57 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 097 741
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Fire) Medical(1)
  • Team members involved: 14
  • Time taken: 30 minutes
  • Total man hours: 7

Incident report

Buxton Team called by Derbyshire Fire Service to assist with the evacuation of a casualty from a tall structure in the quarry workings.  The casualty, a 45 year old man from Chesterfield, had suffered a serious medical collapse whilst working at a great height. It was first thought that an aerial rope-way rescue would be required. However, ambulance and fire service personnel were able to carry the man to ground level. He was then transferred to a helicopter. 

The call-out was cancelled as team members were arriving at the scene.

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