Taxal Edge, Nr Kettleshulme, Cheshire.
- Call out for year: 28
- Date: 4/07/20
- Time: 9:42 am
- Grid ref: SJ 99600 78800
- Type of incident: Non mountain (Other) Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 24
- Time taken: 54 minutes
- Total man hours: 22 hours
The team responded to a Saturday morning call from our colleagues at East Midlands Ambulance Service, to assist with an incident involving a horse rider who had taken a tumble far enough from the road to require our help.
Paramedics were already on scene providing the initial medical care. Team members quickly deployed the mountain rescue stretcher to assist with the extraction. The casualty was placed onto vacuum mattress, which acts as a whole-body splint, and carried on the stretcher, across a field to the land ambulance and onto hospital for further medical treatment.
Its some time since we have been called at assist with a fallen horse rider. Thankfully the horse had already been taken into the care of someone more qualified than team members, and our horse whispering skills were not required on this occasion.
As at previous incidents during the last few months, team members carried out the rescue wearing the appropriate PPE, whilst others present were held back in reserve at the road in case they should be needed. The equipment used was then disinfected before being packed back onto the vehicles ready for the next callout.
Our best wishes for a speedy recovery go to the casualty.