- Call out for year: 73
- Date: 21/12/12
- Time: 3:20 pm
- Grid ref: SK136 835
- Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
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A joint Buxton Edale snatch squad was called to assist the East Midlands Ambulance Service with a casualty on the hillsides near Odin Mine below Mam Tor.
Heavy rain had made the hillside extremely slippery turning recognised paths in to mud trails. The casualty, a lady from Nottingham, was on a short walk celebrating her 60th birthday when she slipped and sustained a fractured upper leg. Mountain Rescue first aiders followed by an MR Doctor treated the lady, administering pain relief before she was carefully placed on a rescue stretcher for the carry down to a waiting land ambulance.
The onset of darkness complicated the evacuation but the casualty and her husband were soon at the ambulance and ready for transport to hospital.