Lathkill Dale, Nr Monyash

  • Call out for year: 29
  • Date: 7/04/19
  • Time: 5:50 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 16927 65963
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 18
  • Time taken: 1 hour 40 m inutes
  • Total man hours: 30 hours

Incident report

The fourth call out of the weekend saw team members helping  East Midlands Ambulance Service to carry a female casualty who had slipped and sustained an ankle injury and was unable to continue. She had slipped in an area of Lathkill Dale that is difficult to carry out from, as the path is very narrow and the area is strewn with slippy limestone boulders.

The lady was treated on site before being placed in a vacuum mattress and casualty bag on a mountain rescue stretcher, and was carried along the boulder-strewn dale to the road head. She was transferred to a waiting ambulance for transport to hospital.

It had been a busy weekend for the rescue volunteers with supporting walkers on the 4 Inns walk, and dealing with 4 incidents.

We wish all the casualties from the weekend our best wishes for their speedy recoveries.


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