Mam Tor, Castleton

  • Call out for year: 60
  • Date: 30/08/21
  • Time: 11:35 am
  • Grid ref: SK 13534 83694
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 5
  • Time taken: 1 hour 17 minutes
  • Total man hours: 6 hours

Incident report

The team were contacted by Derbyshire Constabulary to assist a walker who had taken a tumble and sustained a painful ankle injury on the slopes leading up to “The Great Ridge” above Castleton.

Team members who were fund raising close-by in Castleton were quickly on scene, along with a team member from Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

The EMRT member set up the control at the road head whilst two BMRT team members carried the response equipment up to casualty site, which was on one of the paths leading towards the ridge.

The casualty had slipped and injured the right foot. A quick assessment was carried out, and as the casualty could not weight bare, a stretcher evacuation was organised. The injured leg was immobilised in a box splint as other team members from BMRT and EMRT began to arrive. The stretcher was quickly assembled and the casualty was carefully placed on it for the carry off, down the path to the waiting EMAS ambulance.

We wish the casualty a good recovery and hope to see them back out in the countryside as soon as possible.

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