• Call out for year: 75
  • Date: 24/12/12
  • Time: 5:20 pm
  • Grid ref: SK121 607
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 10
  • Time taken: 2 hrs
  • Total man hours: 20 hrs

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue called out to an injured walker on the outskirts of Hartington after dark on Christmas Eve. Derby Search and Rescue were also at scene.

The casualty, a 68 year old man from Birmingham, who was staying with friends at Hartington YHA, had a knee problem which had become progressively worse during a walk.  He was treated on site by team members and carried by stretcher to Bridge End Farm, where he was transferred to a Derby team vehicle and driven to the road end to await an ambulance.

The ambulance transported the man to a hospital in Chesterfield for further treatment.

One comment

  1. pete nash

    thanks chris, dave, and all of the mountain rescue team . `thanks` really isn`t adequate enough to say how l feel. I`m on the mend thanks to you; and staff at chesterfield hospital. I`m home in birmingham now, Your professionalism is `brill`.
    p.s. Thanks also to Jill and Martin Savage, and your children, for your company, torch, and gloves, (which are with the Charles Cotton Hotel) Pete NashX

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