Crowden Brook, Kinder Scout

  • Call out for year: 19
  • Date: 11/03/10
  • Time: 2:55 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 098 867
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 9
  • Time taken: 2.5 hours
  • Total man hours: 22.5

Incident report

A family party of three walking up Crowden Brook towards Kinder’s southern edge called for assistance when a 55 year old female slipped on the wet rock and sustained serious ankle and head injuries.   The precise location of the incident was not certain as the informant, daughter of the casualty, had to walk some distance to gain a cell-phone signal.

The Mountain Rescue Snatch Squad from Edale and Buxton Rescue Teams rendezvoused at Upper Booth and climbed some two kilometers to locate the accident site in the upper reaches of Crowden Brook Clough.   The casualty, from Leicestershire, was treated on site by the paramedics from the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance which was able to land relatively close to the scene.   Team members carried the woman to the aircraft which then flew her to a Derby hospital for further treatment.

The two remaining family members were then escorted back down to the valley.

Photos:  BMRT library images of the lower and upper parts of Crowden Brook.

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