Lose Hill

  • Call out for year: 2
  • Date: 14/01/12
  • Time: 2:57 pm
  • Grid ref: Sk167 845
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 25
  • Time taken: 2.5 hrs
  • Total man hours: 62.5 hrs

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called to the Hope Valley on Saturday afternoon following reports of an injured walker on Lose Hill.

We located a 57 year old female from Stretford, Manchester, who had slipped on the icy and muddy surface whilst descending from Lose Hill into the Hope valley. She had fractured her left ankle, and by being immobile was becoming cold. After, Buxton’s Team Leader had treated her with pain relief, her leg was splintered. She was then placed into a casualty bag and then loaded onto our Ferno Titan stretcher, carried down the hill to Crimea Farm and placed into a team vehicle to keep her warm.

Later she was transferred into a land ambulance and taken to Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport for further treatment.

Neil Carruthers, Buxton Team Leader said:
“This was a straightforward incident without difficulty. This sort of accident could happen to anyone. We used our newly acquired Titan stretcher for the first time operationally which worked well.”

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