- Call out for year: 70
- Date: 17/09/16
- Time: 1:45 pm
- Grid ref: SK 652 776
- Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 12
- Time taken: 1.5 hours
- Total man hours: 18
Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to Combs Moss following the report of a man suffering chest pain. The report also triggered a response from an E.M.A.S. Paramedic First Responder and an E.M.A.S. Paramedic Response car and the North West Air-ambulance.
A 69 year old man had been walking with friends on a round of the moor when he stumbled and tumbled about three metres into a gully. Team members climbed steeply from Pye Greave Farm up to the casualty site arriving at the same time as the air-ambulance. The gentleman, from from Sheffield, had suffered suspected fractured ribs and following immediate treatment was carried to the air-ambulance for transport to a Manchester hospital.
Photo credit: BMRT – Team members preparing to move the casualty to the aircraft with a scoop stretcher.