• Call out for year: 68
  • Date: 14/09/17
  • Time: 12:30 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 241 741
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 8
  • Time taken: 2 hours
  • Total man hours: 16

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 12.30 .m. on Thursday 14th September as back up Edale MRT which was attending an injured walker on a footpath near to the village of Calver.
An elderly man was descending a steep, muddy footpath through the woods when a simple slip resulted in a twisted and painful knee.  Edale M.R.T. was first on scene and started the casualty assessment and treatment.  Buxton members were just starting to arrive in Calver when a second incident was reported that was going to strain already thin resources.  Four Buxton members stopped to assist at the Calver incident whilst another four continued on to the second incident at Grindleford.  (see incident: 69/17).
The 77 year old man from Fulwood, Sheffield was gently lifted on to a rescue stretcher and then carried about half a kilometre back towards Calver where an East Midlands ambulance was waiting to transfer the gentleman to Chesterfield Hospital.

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