Winnats Pass, Castleton

  • Call out for year: 8
  • Date: 26/02/20
  • Time: 11:59 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 13005 82871
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Other) Other(2)
  • Team members involved: 16
  • Time taken: 2 hours and 38 minutes
  • Total man hours: 42 hours

Incident report

With so much snow falling in the Peak District the possibility of a callout increased, so it was no surprise when team members’ phones went off in the early hours of this morning. A road traffic collision had occurred in Winnats Pass, above Castleton, where recent snow had made driving conditions difficult.

 East Midlands Ambulance Service were in attendance and called the team to assist in the stretcher evacuation of some of the car passengers. The two casualties were wrapped up in our specialist bags to keep them warm and well supported, and then sledged up the road by team members, wearing micro-spikes, to ambulances parked at the top of the pass.

The casualties were then assessed for onward transport to hospital. We wish them a speedy recovery.

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