Wildmoorstone Brook, Goyt Valley

  • Call out for year: 50
  • Date: 11/10/09
  • Time: 3:45 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 0271 7442
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 30
  • Time taken: 1.5 hours
  • Total man hours: 45 hours

Incident report

The team had just returned to its base at Dove Holes from a day of supporting the Martin Doughty memorial walk when a call was received relating to a walker in the Goyt Valley. 

Thirty team members responded from base and as a result of the radio-pager call to assist a 54 year old female from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.  The lady was part of a large group supervised by a local outdoor centre when a simple slip resulted in a broken lower leg.  Access to the casualty was made easier using the old railway line and team members were soon on scene.  The lady was treated by team members and her leg splinted before she was carried on a rescue stretcher up the sides of Wildmoorstone Brook to an ambulance waiting on Goyt’s Lane.

One comment

  1. Sheila Page

    I have been meaning to write to you for weeks to thank you for your amazing response to my injury. I kept telling people that dozens and dozens of red-clad rescuers appeared out of the gloom, but they clearly thought it was the painkillers talking. When you passed my stretcher up the steep bank onto the track, it looked like an endless avenue of rescuers reaching up into the sky!

    My left leg was in fact broken in three places, tib and fib, which explains why it was so unstable. I spent 5 days in Macclesfield General Hospital and then weeks at home, where it refused to mend properly. It is now going to be re-screwed in the new year, in the hope that more strength and movement will return. So the medical side of things were not too great.

    But your professionalism and good humour [despite the ambulance guy holding you all up for ages after you all finally got back to your vehicles] was truly praiseworthy. The sixth-formers who were with me were very reluctant to leave me in the hands of strangers, but it was clear for all to see that yours were extremely capable hands.

    Happy New Year to all.

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