Back Tor, Castleton

  • Call out for year: 108
  • Date: 27/12/18
  • Time: 2:20 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 14800 83500
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 14
  • Time taken: 2 hours 5 mins
  • Total man hours: 30 hours 10 mins

Incident report

A couple were out walking this afternoon, near to Back Tor on the Great Ridge when the male slipped and sustained a upper leg injury.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called as part of the midweek Joint Snatch arrangements. Members from both teams quickly responded making their way to the Hollowford Centre, and were then transferred by mountain rescue vehicles before a quick walk up to the casualty site.

The casualty was assessed by team medics and provided with pain relief and splinted before being transferred on mountain rescue stretcher to the waiting East Midlands Ambulance Service.

This becomes the second call this week to this side of the Ridge, indicating conditions are very slippery underfoot.  Please take care.

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