Mam Nick, west of Castleton

  • Call out for year: 100
  • Date: 28/12/20
  • Time: 10:13 am
  • Grid ref: SK 12427 83238
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 17
  • Time taken: 40 minutes
  • Total man hours: 11 hours

Incident report

The first of two call outs today came in at 10.13 this morning.

After enjoying a walk to the top of Mam Tor, a family group were descending the stone steps back to the Mam Nick carpark when one of the party slipped sustaining a lower leg injury. East Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the scene to provide the initial medical care, but then called for the assistance of Mountain Rescue Teams in order to carry the casualty from the site of the slip to the ambulance.

As is usual for a mid-week incident, members of both Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton were called out and team vehicles were soon on scene to organise the stretcher evacuation. After being given pain relief the casualty was quickly in the ambulance for the onward journey to hospital and further medical treatment.

Before being loaded back into the vehicles the equipment used was given a thorough Covid-19 clean and team members returned home. At the time of the incident the car park was very busy and we are very grateful for the support and patience of visitors to the car park who gave us the space to deal with the incident.

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