Castle Naze, Combs Moor

  • Call out for year: 27
  • Date: 21/04/15
  • Time: 6:10 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 053784
  • Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 17
  • Time taken: 1.5
  • Total man hours: 25

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called in support of East Midlands Ambulance Service dealing with a fallen rock climber. Castle Naze April 2015

A 46 year old male lead climber from Wilmslow had fallen whilst on the final part of the route.  Falling over twenty feet significant injuries were suspected and the Derbyshire, Leicester and Rutland Air-ambulance was known to be en-route.  The road was temporarily closed to permit access for the emergency vehicles as twelve team members made their way to the incident site. Members of Mynydd Climbing Club were on the crag at the time of the accident and were quick to offer assistance.

Following treatment the casualty was loaded onto a stretcher for the short carry to the waiting air-ambulance for transfer to a Manchester hospital.

Photo credit: BMRT.   Team members and Mynydd climbing club watch the air-ambulance taking off in evening sunshine.


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