Combs Moss

  • 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

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to Combs Moss following the report of a man suffering chest pain.  The reportcombs-moss-sept-2016 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.

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