Three Shires Head

  • Call out for year: 054
  • Date: 16/06/23
  • Time: 4:46 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 00950 68330
  • Type of incident: Other(1)
  • Team members involved: 18
  • Time taken: 4 Hours
  • Total man hours: 72 Hours

Incident report

The team was called to a multiagency response to Three Shires Head with North West Air Ambulance Charity, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue, Officialwmas, Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

A member of the public enjoying a summers evening wanted to cool down and enjoy the cool waters of the River Dane. He decided to jump from the upper-tier waterfall to the pool below!

Unfortunately, the water level is currently extremely low and the jump resulted in landing hard on the riverbed, which is mainly gritstone! This resulted in suspected multiple injuries, which required specialist medical intervention from the air ambulance, after which strong pain relief was administered.

Due to the severity of the injuries and location, Rescue 912 from Hull was tasked.

Once on scene a winch was established and the casualty was lifted on board the Sikorsky S-92, before being transferred to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.

We’d also like to thank all of our volunteers for their dedication and professionalism during which was quite a technical rescue.

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