Mam Tor Road, Castleton

  • Call out for year: 6
  • Date: 8/02/20
  • Time: 3:46 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 13392 83559
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 14
  • Time taken: 33 minutes
  • Total man hours: 12 hours

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out as part of the joint snatch arrangements with Edale Mountain Rescue Team. Derbyshire Police had been informed that a 62 year old male walker had tripped and fallen in the area below Mam Tor near the old road.

A series of landslips over the years has made this old road impassable to vehicles but very popular with walkers and especially those with a keen interest in geomorphology.

The casualty was found quickly, suffering from a lower limb injury and the effects of the cold. Casualty care was administered by members of EMRT, and the fracture reduced and splinted before being evacuated on a stretcher by members of both teams to the waiting East Midlands Ambulance Service.

We wish the casualty a speedy recovery and hope he is back soon enjoying the delights of the Peak District.

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