The Roaches, Staffordshire

  • Call out for year: 19
  • Date: 6/04/13
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 004628
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 17
  • Time taken: 2 hours
  • Total man hours: 34

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was deployed to an incident on the Roaches, Staffordshire late on Saturday afternoon following the report of a walking accident.

A 17 year old male from London, on holiday with a family group, was walking along the top of  the Roaches outcrop when a stumble resulted in a suspected fractured leg. Sixteen team members climbed to the accident site close to Doxey Pool.  After treatment by team first aiders the young man was carried by rescue stretcher for over a kilometre to a waiting West Midlands ambulance for onward transport to a Staffordshire hospital.





Photo: Casualty evacuation with Hen Cloud in the background (credit: Keith Birkitt)

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