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
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.