Cressbrook Dale, Wardlow Mires

  • Call out for year: 22
  • Date: 5/05/21
  • Time: 11:25 am
  • Grid ref: SK 17300 74300
  • Type of incident: Fell runner Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 9
  • Time taken: 2 hours 33 minutes
  • Total man hours: 23 hours

Incident report

While descending a track into Cressbrook Dale, a fell runner took a tumble resulting in a painful lower leg injury. It became quite apparent that self-evacuation was not a sensible option. The runner dialled 999 and asked for Police and Mountain Rescue. Phone find technology was used to establish the location of the casualty and as is usual for a mid-week incident both Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton MRT were called out to attend.

After walking south from Wardlow Mires for some distance along the valley floor of Cressbrook Dale the first section was able to hear the runner’s calls and made their way up the slope to the casualty’s location.

After an initial medical assessment, it was felt that an evacuation by stretcher was necessary. A splint was applied to the leg and the patient was carried up the path towards the village of Wardlow for onward transfer to hospital.

All equipment was then cleaned as per our Covid-19 protocols, and packed ready for the next callout.

We wish the casualty a speedy recovery and return to complete the run in one of many delightful dales in the Peak District National Park.

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