Coombs Moss, north west of Buxton
- Call out for year: 12
- Date: 8/03/20
- Time: 3:30 pm
- Grid ref: SK 03257 76343
- Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 20
- Time taken: 3 hours 39 minutes
- Total man hours: 73 hours
As the previous callout was ending, the team was alerted to a second callout near Combs Moss.
In order to ensure the second casualty was attended to quickly, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, were asked to assist us. As the previous incident was concluding, team members made their way across Buxton to help Kinder Mountain Rescue Team.
The casualty had injured themselves while climbing over a wall. Both teams made their way to the casualty’s location, which was in the middle of the moor.
The casualty was assessed by paramedics of both teams, placed in a vacuum mattress to keep them stable and under a box tent to help keep them warm. Due to the location, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was requested, and the casualty was airlifted to hospital.
At the end of a busy day, team members returned to base to clear up equipment and re-stock with supplies before heading home for a well deserved rest. Some members having been assisting the casualties for almost 7 hours.
We wish both casualties a swift recovery and thank you to our colleagues in Kinder Mountain Rescue Team and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for helping with this call out.