Casualty says, “You never know when you may need them.”
On Sunday 22nd September 2008 the team was called to an incident in the Dane Valley at Wincle near Macclesfield. The casualty was a local woman who was out walking with her partner when she slipped, severely breaking her ankle. Treatment was administered on site by a Cheshire Ambulance Service crew and team firsts-aiders before she was carried by stretcher to the nearest farm track and a waiting ambulance. From a team perspective this was a simple and routine call-out with the incident site not too far from the road and in pleasant weather. For the casualty it would mean painful surgery followed by 6 – 8 weeks recuperation.
A week or so after the incident the casualty contacted the team to say thank-you and, “It just goes to show you don’t need to be high up or a long way from home to need the help of the mountain rescue service. You just never know when you may need them.” The complementary letter also included a donation to help the team be ready for the next call-out.
“Letters like this one are really appreciated and make the job worthwhile. A donation is always useful too!.” – Team member.