Trentabank, Macclesfield Forest.

  • Call out for year: 43
  • Date: 26/07/20
  • Time: 2:29 pm
  • Grid ref: SJ 95203 71108
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 18
  • Time taken: 1 hour 39 minutes
  • Total man hours: 30 hours

Incident report

The team was contacted by North West Ambulance Service, to assist a walker with a shoulder injury. The walker was out enjoying a lovely sunny day and was heading back to their car when he slipped, landed awkwardly, and sustained a painful injury to the collar bone.

As team members arrived at Trentabank Car Park, they were met by Peak District National Park Ranger who directed them to the site, some way up in the forest.

Team members then made their way to the casualty location along the forest tracks on foot and in team vehicles. Once team members arrived on scene, the casualty, who had been administered pain relief, was packaged onto a team stretcher. The casualty was then carried down to the ambulance, which was located at the car park.

Following COVID-19 guidelines, team members decontaminated the equipment and stowed it back onto the response vehicles.

The team sends its best wishes to the casualty for a speedy recovery.

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