Macclesfield Forest

  • Call out for year: 85
  • Date: 7/11/20
  • Time: 12:55 pm
  • Grid ref: SJ 97764 71448
  • Type of incident: Mountain Biker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 28
  • Time taken: 41 minutes
  • Total man hours: 22 hours

Incident report

A midday call out for the rescue team volunteers today to help North West Ambulance Service attend an injured cyclist high up in Macclesfield Forest.

While descending a track on the edge of Macclesfield Forest a cyclist slipped on the loose surface sustaining multiple injuries and lacerations. North West Ambulance Service were quickly on scene to provide the initial medical care. Due to the location of the incident, NWAS requested the help of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to evacuate the casualty to the road.

This was achieved quickly and efficiently using one of our mountain rescue stretchers, and the cyclist was soon in the ambulance for the onward journey to hospital. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery from what was a very painful fall.

The team were able to transport the cyclists partner, and their two cycles back to their vehicle, which was parked on the other side of the Forest.

The narrow lanes around the Forest were very busy and we are very grateful to the landlord of the nearby Stanley Arms Hotel for permission to use the car park as a staging area for our vehicles, and for the support of the passing motorists who waited patiently while the incident was being handled.

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