Millers Dale, east of Buxton

  • Call out for year: 11
  • Date: 8/03/20
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 13825 73323
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 21
  • Time taken: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Total man hours: 52 hours

Incident report

For the second time in two days, the Rescue Team was called to two back to back incidents.

The first callout took the team to the banks of the River Wye at Chee Dale. The casualty had been enjoying a walk with friends when she slipped and injured her ankle.

Team members were soon on scene, and casualty carers assessed the injury and splinted her leg. The casualty was then wrapped in a ‘casualty bag’, to keep them warm, and placed on a mountain rescue stretcher for a slippery and challenging carry, up through a side dale to the nearest road head.

The lady was then transported to her car and taken to hospital by her friends. Communication from the lady later revealed a double fracture of her leg. She was very grateful for the care and help provided by the volunteers who assisted her following her accident.

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