- Call out for year: 79
- Date: 5/09/18
- Time: 3:46 pm
- Grid ref: SK 23704 83776
- Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 4
- Time taken: 1.09
- Total man hours: 4.36
The team were called to a joint known location incident with Edale MRT.
A climbers belay point gave way while abseiling off Goliaths Groove at Stanage Edge resulting in a 10m fall to the ground. Fourteen Edale team members and four members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team team treated the climber at the scene for leg and facial injuries. After strong pain relief by a team medic he was packaged and immobilised on to a team stretcher and swiftly evacuated to the road and the awaiting Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance. From there he was flown to the Major Trauma Unit at Sheffield NGH.
Thank you to the climbers on scene for their accurate reporting of the location of the incident which enabled a fast response from the teams.