Crowden Brook, Kinder Scout

  • Call out for year: 67
  • Date: 13/09/17
  • Time: 3:50 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 1019 8639
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 19
  • Time taken: 2
  • Total man hours: 38

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called at 3.50 p.m. on Wednesday 13th September by East Midlands Ambulance Service following a report of an injured walker in the middle reaches of Crowden Brook on the southern edge of Kinder Scout.
A fifty five year old lady from Derby husband had been walking with her husband in the clough when a slip resulted a suspected fracture of of her right leg at the knee.  Eighteen team members who responded to the call quickly climbed Crowden Brook with the necessary equipment and found the lady  close to the river.  Following assessment and treatment the lady was placed on a rescue stretcher for the carry back towards the roadside.  The river was in spate following recent continuous rain and so the route back had to deviated from the usual footpath.  The team were grateful for the co-operation of the farmer at Upper Booth for permitting the use of his private land,
Following transfer to the waiting ambulance the lady was taken to Sheffield General Hospital for further treatment.
Photo credits: BMRT.   Top, at the casualty site.  Lower, the stretcher is fitted with a wheel to assist the casualty evacuation.

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