Grindsbrook Clough, Edale

  • Call out for year: 45
  • Date: 1/08/20
  • Time: 5:59 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 12070 68710
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 19
  • Time taken: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Total man hours: 30 hours

Incident report

A walker took a tumble whilst descending Grindsbrook Clough sustaining an injury to the lower leg. Our colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service Ambulance Service were called to the incident and requested help from Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to organise the casualty evacuation.

Team members were quickly on scene at Edale car park to organise and carry to the site the medical and stretcher equipment necessary for the extraction. Thankfully the casualty site was only around a one kilometre walk up the valley, and the previous day’s record temperatures had cooled somewhat. The casualty was soon loaded onto the mountain rescue stretcher and carried down to the footbridge at the northern edge of the village.

We come across steep steps and narrow bridges quite a lot in our operational area, so are well trained and prepared for this eventuality. The casualty was soon in the waiting land ambulance and onward to further medical care.

After the equipment used was cleaned, as per our Covid-19 protocols, the vehicles were packed for return to base, ready for the next callout.

As ever we would like to thank other visitors to the area who helped in the early stages of the incident and wish the casualty a swift recovery and return to the Peak District National Park.

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