Nice day for a call-out

Climbing on the Roaches is usually reserved for warm sunny days or tranquil evenings but a call-out on Tuesday 6th October proved to be a little damp.

This call was to assist a 34 year old walker who had sustained a broken leg near Doxey’s Pool on the the Roaches ridge.  The wind and rain prevented an air-ambulance from providing its usual assistance so the team were left to carry the casualty in the old fashioned way.

The images below were captured by ambulance personnel at the scene and were forwarded to the team later, together with some kind comments on the work the team did.  If you have any photographs of the team at work we would be very pleased to see them.

The big yellow tent provides shelter for casualty examination and treatment before being loaded on to a stretcher for evacuation.  On footpaths and reasonably even surfaces a wheel mounted centrally takes the strain out of the carry.   Photos courtesy of Peter Howell, North West Ambulance Service.  Click on the thumbnail to enlarge.

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