Errwood Hall, Goyt Valley

  • Call out for year: 64
  • Date: 18/07/19
  • Time: 8:54 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 00640 74670
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 31
  • Time taken: 1 hour 36 minutes
  • Total man hours: 50 hours

Incident report

It was a busy evening for the team, which began with our usual Thursday night training at Hen Cloud, and ended up with a call out to Errwood Hall, Goyt Valley.

The usual Thursday evening training session involved the team splitting into 2 groups to practice rope work and crag rescues. Just as the groups were about to raise their ‘exercise casualties” we were alerted to an incident requiring our assistance, at the Goyt Valley, east of Buxton.

The team was called out to a walker, who was out walking with his two children close to the graveyard at Errwood Hall. He had slipped on the wet path and had heard a crack and felt considerable pain to his left ankle. He was unable to bear any weight on his leg. With no mobile phone signal, a passer by was able to get to a point to locate a signal and call for assistance.

On the team’s arrival, the casualty was assessed by team members, and his leg splinted, before he was placed on a mountain rescue stretcher for the short carry out to the car park. He was then transferred to an East Midlands Ambulance Service ambulance for onward transport to hospital.

Suffice to say, we were accompanied by clouds of midges.

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