Cats Tor, Goyt Valley

  • Call out for year: 88
  • Date: 2/12/21
  • Time: 2:20 pm
  • Grid ref: SJ 99519 75897
  • Type of incident: Paraglider Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 19
  • Time taken: 45 minutes
  • Total man hours: 14 hours

Incident report

The team was called to assist with the extraction of a paraglider on Cats Tor, above Goyt Valley.

A small number of team members were at Dove base when a call came in, so a very quick response was underway.

Tricky driving conditions stalled the land ambulance on the way up to Pym Chair. Mobile 1 took the paramedic and proceeded to Pym Chair to set up the RV point.

As team members started to arrive, we had notification that helimed was taking the patient and BMRT was no longer needed. At one point there were two helimed aircraft on site treating the injured paraglider.

We wish the paraglider a speedy recovery, and thanks to helimeds for saving the team from a lengthy carry off.

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