Teggs Nose, Macclesfield
- Call out for year: 8
- Date: 18/02/21
- Time: 12:49 pm
- Grid ref:
- Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 20
- Time taken: 1 hour 56 minutes
- Total man hours: 39 hours
While out walking with a friend a local slipped and fell awkwardly sustaining an injury to the upper leg. The call for assistance from Buxton Mountain Rescue Team came via our colleagues at North West Ambulance Service and Cheshire Search and Rescue and team members and vehicles soon began to arrive at Tegg’s Nose Country Park.
Members of the public gave information about the location of the casualty and a team 4×4 vehicle was able to drive close to the scene carrying both equipment and personnel. It was clear the casualty would have to be carried on a stretcher back to the Visitor’s Centre, so while an initial medical assessment was being carried out team members began to prepare the necessary equipment.
Pain relief was given to the casualty to ease the movement onto the stretcher, before transferring her to the warmth and security of a casualty bag and vacuum mattress.
Carrying the stretcher to the Visitor’s Centre was then very straight-forward and the casualty was soon in the care of the ambulance paramedics for further treatment and the onward journey to hospital.
Cheshire Lowland Rescue and Buxton Mountain Rescue are grateful for the help from members of the public who kept the casualty warm and made the appropriate 999 calls, and to a thank you to Martin, the Cheshire East Countryside Ranger who helped throughout the incident.
We wish the casualty a speedy recovery and hope to see her back soon enjoying the local countryside.