Stanage Edge

  • Call out for year: 30
  • Date: 28/05/12
  • Time: 2:55 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 225 825
  • Type of incident: Paraglider Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 2
  • Time taken: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Total man hours: 2 hrs 30 mins

Incident report

A joint Buxton & Edale snatch squad call to Stanage on Monday afternoon. A paraglider pilot crashed whilst attempting to take off from Stanage Edge.

The man fell about 10 metres. He sustained injuries to his spine and pelvis together with a serious leg fracture. He was treated on site by the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance paramedics along with Edale Team paramedics.

He was then placed on a stretcher and carried by team personnel to the helicopter waiting by the roadside and flown to the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, for further treatment.

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