- Call out for year: 77
- Date: 23/12/11
- Time: 1:56 pm
- Grid ref: SK178 848
- Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 11
- Time taken: 2 hrs
- Total man hours: 22 hrs
A Buxton & Edale Mountain Rescue Team snatch squad was called to Townhead Bridge, Hope, on Friday afternoon.
A 59 year old male hill walker from the Nottingham area, had slipped and sustained a fractured ankle whilst walking the ridge between Win Hill and Hope Cross. To raise the alarm, his walking companion had to walk down to the nearest farm, as neither had a mobile phone available.
The casualty was treated on site by rescue team personnel who splintered his injury and gave pain relief. The gentleman was then placed into a vacuum mattress, and onto a stretcher. The low cloud and hill mist created poor visibility so the air ambulance was not available. Team memebers carried the casualty downhill where he was transferred to a waiting land ambulance and taken to hospital for further treatment.