Grindsbrook, Edale

  • Call out for year: 60
  • Date: 26/08/20
  • Time: 1:44 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 11250 87250
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 18
  • Time taken: 3 hours 39 minutes
  • Total man hours: 66 hours

Incident report

An early afternoon mid week call out for the team to an injured person in Grindsbook.

Whilst making their way up Grindsbrook, a member of a walking party slipped on a rock, sustaining a very painful lower leg injury. The 999 call was passed through to Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, and members began to arrive at the railway station car park to begin the movement of equipment to the casualty site.

The initial grid reference proved to be very close to the casualy site. Passing walkers had provided a large yellow box tent to protect the casualty from the worst of the weather, which also made locating the casualty very easy.

An initial medical assessment was made by the first team members to reach the site and, after being given pain relief, the casualty’s leg was splinted before he was placed on a mountain rescue stretcher ready for the carry-off down to the village.

Unfortunately for the casualty, he had slipped on some rocks next to the river, which meant that team members had to wade through the river, twice, to access the main path. Recent rain added a little extra colour and depth to the river but very quickly the stretcher party was on the path heading for the village. Although the route involved another river crossing and an awkward bridge manoeuvre, the casualty was soon down at the road head to the awaiting ambulance, for onward transportation to hospital.

As ever, under the current circumstances, the equipment was given a thorough cleaning as per our Covid-19 policies before being loaded back on to the vehicles ready for the next callout.

We wish the casualty a speedy recovery so the party can return to enjoy the rest of their planned walk on the Kinder Plateau.

We are grateful for the support and cooperation from other walkers on the route, who provided initial support and equipment, or who waited patiently for us to carry out the rescue. East Midlands Ambulance ServicePeak District National Park

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