Wildboarclough, off the A54 Congleton to Buxton Road

  • Call out for year: 26
  • Date: 6/04/19
  • Time: 12:52 pm
  • Grid ref: SJ 99900 69500
  • Type of incident: Mountain Biker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 11
  • Time taken: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Total man hours: 12 hours

Incident report

The first of two call outs for  Buxton Mountain Rescue Team volunteers started with the first call out just before  13.00hrs. on Saturday 6th April.

The team was requested by the North West Ambulance Service to assist them with the evacuation of a mountain biker who had fallen off his bike. As a result of the fall and the mountain bikers condition, a quick evacuation by air was deemed necessary. The North West Air Ambulance was requested and was able to land close to the incident site, on the only flat bit of land for some considerable distance. This made for a short transfer to the air ambulance, and an onward flight to hospital.

Thank you to Cheshire Police for their help on this call out and for providing plenty of blue lights and a high visibility safe area for everyone involved whilst on a blind bend on the busy A54.

The call out occurred whilst many team members were providing cover for the Derbyshire Scouts 4 Inns walk along with colleagues from Derby Mountain Rescue Team.


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