Crowden Brook,Edale

  • Call out for year: 16
  • Date: 13/05/20
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 1041 8489
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 20
  • Time taken: 1 hour
  • Total man hours: 20 hours

Incident report

Like all other locals, members of Buxton MRT has been living in lockdown with strict social distancing since late March. Under normal circumstances, we spend a lot of time in each other’s company fund-raising, training or answering callouts. With this in mind, there was always going to be a degree of uncertainty in how the first post-lockdown callout would go.

Although appropriate policies were regularly updated and circulated electronically to team members, our work is of a very practical nature. So, with no face-to-face contact to demonstrate and talk through our Covid-19 policies, we would need to rely on endless hours of previous training in different circumstances and adapt accordingly as an incident unfolded.

All of this became very relevant today when the team was called out to a casualty at the western end of the Edale valley. A young male, tripped whilst descending Crowden Clough sustaining a lower leg injury. Whilst the rest of the team were assembling at the road head, one member made his way up the Clough to assess what extra equipment would be required to evacuate the casualty. Having made contact with the casualty and assessed his injuries, he was able to assist the young man back to the road where he was picked up by family members.The incident showed how, despite taking all advice, it is possible for accidents to occur and the team was very happy to be able to assist the young man and we wish him a speedy recovery.#StayAlert#Controlthevirus#SaveLivesPeak District National Park

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