Lightwood Reservoir, north of Buxton

  • Call out for year: 5
  • Date: 6/02/20
  • Time: 10:48 am
  • Grid ref: SK 05505 75106
  • Type of incident: Fell runner Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 14
  • Time taken: 54 minutes
  • Total man hours: 13 hours

Incident report

With a clear blue sky and sunshine, folk left home to make the most of the good weather after what seems to be weeks of wind and rain, and so it was that the team had a callout to a popular local scenic spot.

The casualty was a young person enjoying a cross-country run in the company of some friends, but a muddy path got in the way of the fun resulting in a tumble and an injury to the arm of the runner.

East Midlands Ambulance Service was called, and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team requested to help organise the evacuation of the casualty.

Team members living or working in Buxton were quickly on the scene with others following very soon after. The casualty was quickly evacuated on a mountain rescue stretcher to the awaiting ambulance and onwards to hospital for further medical treatment.

We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.

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