Our second callout of the day involved assisting a walker who had suffered a head injury after tripping. Fortunately, one of our team members, who happened to be working just 100 meters away, was the first to reach the scene. This team member was accompanied by an off-duty East Midlands Ambulance Service ambulance technician and First Responder from Rich Adventure, who had a complete response kit in their vehicle.
Upon arrival, it became apparent that the walker had tripped and landed chin-first on the flags along the Pennine Way before reaching Edale village. Unfortunately, the trip resulted in the walker fracturing their jaw in two places, perforating an eardrum, and losing several teeth. Despite the pain, the casualty showed remarkable composure throughout the ordeal.
As more team members arrived, we carefully set up a stretcher and transferred the casualty onto a vacuum mattress before safely moving them to an awaiting ambulance.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the members of the public who provided assistance to the casualty before our team arrived. Your support was invaluable.