Matlock Bath

  • Call out for year: 41
  • Date: 14/05/18
  • Time: 3:51 pm
  • Grid ref:
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 17
  • Time taken: 8.09
  • Total man hours: 137.53

Incident report

The Team was called to assist Derby MRT with a incident in Matlock Bath at 1851hrs. A 75 Year old lady had slipped and fallen down a steep slope at the Heights of Abraham cliff. A difficult extraction ensued. The Fire Service, Ambulance service, NHS HART Team also attended. The casualty was treated on site by MR and HART team medics for two suspected broken ankles. She was then hauled up the cliff to a small edge path below the main cliff. A winching attempt in to the S92 Helicopter was abandoned due to the difficulties of the site. The lady was then transferred hand over hand to safety along the steep edge path to a waiting Ambulance for onward transfer to Hospital. The lady was transferred to the Ambulance at 0115hrs. The team then cleared the accident site and de-rigged all the ropes finishing at about 0300hrs.

Photo Credit Derby MRT.

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