Top of Grindsbrook, Edale

  • Call out for year: 33
  • Date: 20/04/19
  • Time: 3:41 pm
  • Grid ref:
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 15
  • Time taken: 2 hours 52 minutes
  • Total man hours: 49 hours

Incident report

On what was turning out to be the hottest day of the year so far, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, and Edale Mountain Rescue Team, were requested by Derbyshire Constabulary to assist a female walker who had injured her leg on the edge path above Grindsbrook.

Both teams deployed up the hill to the casualty’s location. On reaching the casualty, team members assessed and stabilised the injury, and made arrangements for the evacuation via stretcher back over Grindslow Knoll and down to Edale.

Due to the location, and the circumstances, a request was made to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for a helicopter evacuation. The Agency were able to oblige and Rescue helicopter 936 was able to assist with the evacuation. With a flight time to incident site of about 50 minutes, the teams began the slow stretcher carry off towards Edale. After receiving communication from Rescue helicopter 936 that they were 10 minutes flight time away from the stretcher party, a landing site was identified, and the helicopter subsequently landed close by. The casualty was transferred to the helicopter, who took the casualty to a hospital in Stoke, before returning to its base at Caernarfon Airport.   Team members then walked back down to Edale, grateful for the assistance of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter crew.

Whilst this rescue was underway, a call out was also in progress close by on Mam Tor. It was turning out to be a busy, “hot” day.


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