Ramshaw Rocks, near The Roaches

  • Call out for year: 43
  • Date: 26/06/15
  • Time: 11:40 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 020 625
  • Type of incident: Walker problem undisclosed(1)
  • Team members involved: 17
  • Time taken: 1.5
  • Total man hours: 25.5

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by West Midlands Ambulance Service at nearly midnight to assist with the recovery of a 45 year old female from Newcastle=under-Lyme who had dialled 999 asking for help.

The lady had walked alone and with the aid of crutches to the summit of Ramshaw Rocks but was unable to make the return journey.  Staffordshire police and West Midlands Ambulance Service responded in the first instance but had difficulty in locating the lady. Fortunately, an eagle-eyed police officer spotted the screen light of her mobile phone.  W.M.A.S. then activated at Hazardous Area Response Team travelling from Birmingham and Staffordshire Fire Service responding from Leek.  Despite closure of the A53 for overnight resurfacing Buxton Team members were on scene within twenty-five minutes of the call.

Approaching Ramshaw from the west side team members climbed with a rescue stretcher to the top of the rock outcrop.  Medical assessment had already been completed by W.M.A.S. staff which meant the lady could be quickly secured on the stretcher and then carried back down to the road.

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