Cheedale, Millers Dale

  • Call out for year: 16
  • Date: 19/02/19
  • Time: 3:55 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 12300 73410
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 16
  • Time taken: 3 hours 7 minutes
  • Total man hours: 50 hours

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called out late afternoon along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team, to rescue a young male with an upper leg injury from the Cheedale area of Millers Dale, just east of Buxton.

The casualty was located in a difficult part of the dale, where access required team members to wade across the river.

After treating the casualty for his injuries, he was placed on a vacuum mattress to imobilise him. The casualty was then placed on a Fire and Rescue raft and floated down the river under the guidance of the water rescue trained team members, who at times, were chest deep in water. The casualty  was winched up over 150 feet by the Maritime Coastguard Agency helicopter, and flown to Sheffield Childrens Hospital.

Team Leader Neil Carruthers said  “ this was an excellent example of the emergency services working in partnership to effect a rescue as efficiently as possible in challenging and difficult circumstances. We would like to thank all those involved including our voluntary Mountain Rescue team members, Police, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, Helimed 54, and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter crew who flew in from Humberside”.

Team members returned to the Rescue Base to start drying out the team equipment and personal clothing later in the evening in preparation for the next call out.


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