Mam Tor

  • Call out for year: 36
  • Date: 2/08/09
  • Time: 2:01 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 127 835
  • Type of incident: Walker Medical (fatal)(1)
  • Team members involved: 12
  • Time taken: 1.5 hours
  • Total man hours: 18

Incident report

A Buxton and Edale joint snatch squad was called on Sunday afternoon to respond to the report of a man having collapsed on Mam Tor, near Castleton.

The seriousness of the incident soon became apparent when East Midlands Ambulance Control alerted the teams that cardiopulmonary resuscitation had already Mam nickbeen started by members of the public on Mam Tor.   The Yorkshire air-ambulance was landing on the summit as team members arrived at the rendezvous point and paramedics were with the casualty within minutes.  Snatch squad rescue team members quickly climbed the popular tourist route bearing additional medical equipment.

Whilst resuscitation continued the casualty, a 58 year old gentleman from Stannington in Sheffield, was carried to the waiting helicopter and was then flown to a Sheffield hospital.

Despite the best efforts of all the people involved the man did not respond to treatment and was later declared to have died.  At the time of his collapse the man was accompanied by his wife who was cared for by team members until the arrival of the police.   Air Amb YORKSHIRE

Team members are always moved by such tragic incidents and they wish to extend their most sincere condolences to the man’s wife and family.

Library photos:  Snatch squad rendezvous at Mam Nick.    Yorkshire air-ambulance.


  1. Cath Spingys

    Condolences to his wife and family from myself and my husband. We were part of the group that were first on the scene, we would like to thank all the crew that attended and the other trained member of the public that assisted.

  2. Lucy-Anna Cooling

    I just wanted to express my condolences to this gentleman’s wife and family. I am very sorry for your loss.

  3. Adam Taylor

    Unfortunatley this was my uncle, I would like to thank all the members of the team for their efforts and help.

  4. Melissa Newbould

    I would personally like to thank everyone who was involved, the work you do is great and i know my Auntie and the whole family appreciate all of your efforts and the very quick responce. Keep up the great work you do, i hope you have a lot more ‘happier’ outcomes in the future.

    Thank you very much. x

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