Mam Tor, Castleton

  • Call out for year: 81
  • Date: 14/11/21
  • Time: 2:40 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 12723 83489
  • Type of incident: Paraglider Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 11
  • Time taken: 1 hour 22 minutes
  • Total man hours: 15 hours

Incident report

As the stretcher party and casualty were descending the valley from the previous call out, a cacophony of phone ring tones went off alerting the teams to a further callout on Mam Tor. Team members who had not attended the first callout were now required to make their way to the second call out.

Once the Nether Tor casualty was on more straightforward terrain further team members were released to make a rapid descent to the valley floor and head to Mam Tor.

The second casualty of the day was a paraglider who had made what is euphemistically called a ‘hard landing’ sustaining a back injury in the process. Team members were able to return the patient to the road, and the awaiting East Midlands Ambulance Service ambulance, using a vacuum mattress to immobilise the casualty, and a mountain rescue stretcher to make the carry.

Team Leader Neil Carruthers reported ‘this weekend’s callouts show the importance of having so many dedicated hill going members, helped in the background by equally hard-working support teams, and funded by generous community donations. Each play their part in making the hills and moors of the Peak District National Park a safer place”.

We wish both casualties a speedy recovery and a prompt return to enjoy the delights of the area.

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