Upper Burbage Bridge

  • Call out for year: 22
  • Date: 30/03/10
  • Time: 10:35 am
  • Grid ref: SK 266 824
  • Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 9
  • Time taken: 1.5 hours
  • Total man hours: 13.5

Incident report

A joint Buxton and Edale Snatch Squad call-out to assist a 24 year old male from Tumbridge Wells, Kent, who had fallen 10 metres from a climbing route known as Edale Slabs and had sustained lower back and pelvic injuries.

The casualty was treated on site by ambulance service paramedics before being carried by stretcher to the waiting Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance for a short flight to a hospital in Sheffield.

Photo:  Air ambulance waiting to receive the casualty.

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