Castle Naze, Combs

  • Call out for year: 16
  • Date: 17/04/11
  • Time: 5:10 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 0525 7843
  • Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 22
  • Time taken: 1 hour
  • Total man hours: 22

Incident report

A full team callout for Buxton MRT following a report to the ambulance service of a climber having fallen from Castle Naze between Combs and Dove Holes. 

The incident, being so close to the rescue team’s base, made for a fast response and backed up East Midlands Ambulance staff already on scene.  The casualty, a 39 year old male from Leamington Spa, had fallen some 15 metres from a route believed to graded at HVS sustaining lower leg and head injuries.

After treatment at scene the experienced climber was made comfortable on a rescue stretcher before being carried to the roadside and an ambulance waiting to transport him to a Stockport hospital.

Photo:  Team members bringing the casualty to the road. 

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