Goyts Lane, Goyt Valley….part 2

  • Call out for year: 99
  • Date: 25/12/20
  • Time: 11:50 am
  • Grid ref: SK 02571 74834
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 20
  • Time taken: 1 hour 8 minutes
  • Total man hours: 23 hours

Incident report

Before the Christmas turkeys had been put into the ovens the team was called to an incident in the Goyt Valley, very close to callout 98 earlier in the week.

Whilst out enjoying a walk with her family along the old railway line, a lady slipped on ice which had formed on the trail, sustaining injuries requiring medical help. Other walkers helped make her comfortable while a 999 call was made to our colleagues in the East Midland’s Ambulance Service. They were quickly on scene but given the distance of the site from the road, called out Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to organise the patient evacuation.

Team 4×4 vehicles were able to drive along the track to the spot where the casualty had slipped, carrying the mountain rescue equipment necessary for the evacuation. While pain relief was being administered the lady was moved onto the mountain rescue stretcher and wrapped in a casualty bag to protect her against the sub-zero temperatures. With the stretcher wheel in place, team members were able to carry the casualty for approximately one kilometre back to the waiting ambulance and the care of the paramedics and onward transfer to hospital.

Team equipment was then cleaned and packed back onto the vehicles for return to base, and the next callout. We would also like to thank the walkers who helped the casualty keep warm and comfortable before the emergency services arrived on scene. During an incident our priority is the welfare of the casualty so we are grateful for the patience and understanding shown by other people in the area.

We wish the casualty a speedy recovery and hope the family Christmas dinner was able to go ahead albeit a little late.

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