Lathkill Dale

  • Call out for year: 58
  • Date: 25/11/09
  • Time: 1:50 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 171 658
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 14
  • Time taken: 2 hours
  • Total man hours: 28

Incident report

Buxton Team was called to rendezvous at Monyash for an incident in Lathkill Dale. A 62 year old lady from Matlock had been walking in the dale when she slipped on the wet grass and sustained an ankle injury. 

Heavy rain and strong winds hampered the rescue. Yorkshire Air-ambulance attended the scene but because of poor visibility and the early onset of darkness it was unable to remain on site. Team members took over the first aid treatment and lifted the casualty on to a mountain rescue stretcher.  In pouring rain the steep evacuation up the side of the dale towards Haddon Farm commenced.  En-route additional team members met the stretcher party for the final leg over the fields to where an East Midlands Ambulance was waiting.

The team transfer the casualty from the stretcher to the ambulance.

One comment

  1. Stevie Ross

    Have just viewed the footage of myself being rescued! Can’t tell you how grateful I am for all your dedication in making sure that I was safe & comfortable whilst being taken out of the valley & loaded onto the ambulance. I have since had a week in “a pot”, but had to return to hospital to be pinned & plated!! So hopefully by next year I’ll be up & walking again, but not in Lathkill Dale!! Many thanks to you all, Stevie

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