Taxal, near Whaley Bridge

  • Call out for year: 5
  • Date: 23/01/19
  • Time: 10:19 am
  • Grid ref: SK 00600 79800
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Ambulance) Medical(1)
  • Team members involved: 15
  • Time taken: 1 hour 46 minutes
  • Total man hours: 26.5

Incident report

The mountain rescue team was called to assist colleagues from North West  Ambulance Service at Taxal near Whaley Bridge. NWAS were attending to a male casualty who was in a remote building which could only be accessed via a rough track. Due to the amount of snow and ice on the track the ambulance was unable to drive to the casualty. Buxton Mountain Rescue Team members transported the casualty along the track in one of the teams 4×4 vehicles to a waiting ambulance, from where the paramedics were able to continue their treatment.

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