High Wheeldon, Earl Sterndale

  • Call out for year: 38
  • Date: 18/06/17
  • Time: 1:45 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 100 661
  • Type of incident: Parascender Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 15
  • Time taken: 2 hours
  • Total man hours: 30

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 1.45 pm on Sunday 18th June in order to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service dealing with the report of a paraglider crash landing on High Wheeldon near to Earl Sterndale.

Fifteen team members rendezvoused at Wheeldon Trees Farm for the 100 metre climb in full sun towards the trig point.   A 46 year old man, from Etwall, Derby, had sustained a lower leg injury on landing and was now in considerable pain.  Ambulance staff were first on scene to provide pain relief and splint the injured leg.

After being carefully loaded onto a rescue stretcher the casualty was lowered down a steep slope and carried over adjacent fields to where the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air-ambulance had been able to land.  Following transfer to the helicopter the casualty was flown to Derby Royal Hospital for treatment.

Photo credit:  BMRT.   Casualty being loaded onto the rescue stretcher ready for descent .

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