Crowden Brook

  • Call out for year: 40
  • Date: 19/06/15
  • Time: 2:10 pm
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Incident report

Crowden Brook June 2015 web pic

Buxton and Edale Teams were called to rendezvous at Tipps Car Park, Upper Booth, near Edale following a reports of an injured walker in Crowden Brook.

A 49 year old man from Biddulph, Staffs had been descending Crowden Brook with his daughter when he fell whilst crossing a stream sustaining a fracture/dislocation of his shoulder and elbow.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance attended but couldn’t land near to the incident site due to the nature of the terrain.  However, both a doctor and paramedic were dropped off to provide immediate treatment to the casualty.  Team members were on scene shortly afterwards with rescue equipment.  Following treatment, which included pain relief and manipulation of the shoulder, the casualty was able to walk to the aircraft with the assistance of the crew and team members.  He was then flown to a Sheffield hospital for further treatment.

Team members then escorted his daughter to Edale.

Photo credit: Buxton MRT.   Yorkshire air-ambulance waiting on the nearest flat ground for the casualty to be assisted up from Crowden Brook. 

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