Gradbach, Forest Wood

  • Call out for year: 11
  • Date: 19/03/14
  • Time: 3:35 pm
  • Grid ref: SJ 989 656
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 19
  • Time taken: 2 hours
  • Total man hours: 38

Incident report

Nineteen members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team responded when West Midlands Ambulance Service called for assistance at an incident in Forest Wood near Gradbach, Staffordshire.              A mature lady from Duffield, Derbyshire, had been walking with her husband when a slip resulted in a suspected fractured ankle.  The lady was treated by a paramedic from W.M.A.S and team members before being loaded onto a rescue stretcher. The steep hillside created some initial problems but a back-rope provided security and the lady was soon on level ground for the short carry-out to a waiting ambulance.

Photo Credit:  BMRT ; The casualty, on a stretcher, is gently lowered down the steep hillside.

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