Rushup Edge

  • Call out for year: 20
  • Date: 24/02/19
  • Time: 4:27 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 12489 83396
  • Type of incident: Paraglider Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 17
  • Time taken: 1 hour 3 minutes
  • Total man hours: 18

Incident report

The team was called to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team with a paraglider who had landed awkwardly between Mam Nick and Lords Seat,  on Rushup Edge. The paraglider had impacted the ground shortly after take off, sustaining a dislocated shoulder. An Edale MR doctor gave the pilot strong pain relief and managed to relocate the dislocated shoulder. This made for a much more comfortable carry off on the stretcher.

The casualty was then transferred to the North West Air Ambulance for onward transport to the Northern General hospital in Sheffield for ongoing care.

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