Peak Dale, north east of Buxton.

  • Call out for year: 69
  • Date: 30/09/21
  • Time: 2:44 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 08800 76200
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Other) Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 12
  • Time taken: 1 hour 32 minutes
  • Total man hours: 18 hours

Incident report

While out brambling for blackberries a local resident slipped on a footpath and was unable to walk back to the road. Heavy rain and the cold wind resulted on the injured person becoming very cold.

Workers from Network Rail saw an arm waving above the hedge trying to attract their attention, and after assessing the situation the Network Rail workers dialled 999 to call the emergency services.

A paramedic from East Midlands Ambulance Service was soon on scene, and after an initial medical assessment called for the team to assist with the evacuation of the casualty back to the road.

Initial attempts to help the casualty walk resulted in slow and slippery progress so the patient was placed on a mountain rescue stretcher for the remainder of the journey.

The injured person was then driven home by a family member for further assessment by the paramedic and hopefully a swift recovery.

We are grateful for the assistance provided by the Network Rail employees during the incident.

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