Hartshorn, Kinder Scout

  • Call out for year: 27
  • Date: 13/06/09
  • Time: 2:37 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 115 880
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 12
  • Time taken: 1
  • Total man hours: 12

Incident report

A joint Buxton & Edale snatch squad was called to rendezvous at Edale following the report of an ankle injury just north of Hartshorn on the Kinder plateau. 

A 19 year old male, part of a Boy’s Brigade group from Kempston in Bedfordshire, was on expedition as part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award scheme.   A simple stumble resulted in an open fracture of the lower leg; rather more serious than first reported. 

As team members were carrying the equipment towards the accident site the Yorkshire Air-ambulance was able to land near the casualty and quickly transfer him to Sheffield Northern General. 

The efforts of the rescue parties was not in vain though as a second call to an incident just over a kilometer away came in at 17.20 hours and the team members were diverted to Jagger’s Clough.

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