Grindslow Knoll, Kinder Scout

  • Call out for year: 44
  • Date: 28/07/20
  • Time: 4:14 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 12234 85337
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 15
  • Time taken: 3 hours
  • Total man hours: 45 hours

Incident report

A visitor to the Peak District National Park was rescued yesterday after taking a tumble while walking down from the Kinder plateau and sustaining a lower leg injury in the process.

Thankfully, in the 999 call to Derbyshire Constabulary, the casualty party were able to fix their location on the path down from Grindslow Knoll quite accurately, so the teams were able to deploy personnel and equipment quickly to the scene.

Initial medical treatment was provided by mountain rescue personnel who identified the need for a stretcher carry off the hill. As with many mid-week callouts, Buxton had joined forces with Edale Mountain Rescue Team to increase the number of team members able to help evacuate the casualty, using a mountain rescue stretcher, back down the path to the valley floor and car park.

The casualty and partner were then able to make their own way to hospital for further medical treatment.

Both teams then returned vehicles to their respective bases for the usual Covid-19 cleaning protocols and to be made ready for the next callout.

As ever we wish the casualty a swift recovery and hope to see them both back soon in the Park.

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