Peter's Stone, Cressbrook Dale
- Call out for year: 15
- Date: 3/03/13
- Time: 3:56 pm
- Grid ref: SK174 753
- Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 20
- Time taken: 1 hr 22 mins
- Total man hours: 29 hrs
Buxton Mountain Rescue was called to Cressbrook Dale, near Litton, to assist the ambulance services with an injured walker.
The casualty, a 74 year old man from Northenden, Manchester, had fallen from the height of Peter’s Stone, a local landmark, and rolled 15 metres onto a rough scree slope above the valley floor. He sustained head injuries along with body lacerations and grazes.
Paramedics from the East Midlands Ambulance Service, and the Derbyshire Air Ambulance, treated him on site.
The Rescue team placed him on a spinal board which was then put on a stretcher. This was sledged c. 100m further downhill to the valley floor where an air ambulance was waiting.
The casualty was flown to the Northen General Hospital, Sheffield, for further treatment.
Neil Carruthers, Buxton Team Leader said “The casualty had fallen a considerable distance, suffering a nasty injury. Potentially these could have been much more serious”.
Photo credits: 1. Stretcher lowering, Dave Mason, BMRT 2. Helicopter transfer, Ed Dalton, BMRT