Busy six days for rescuers

RESCUERS from Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams have had a busy six days helping fallen climbers and injured walkers.

Yesterday afternoon, (Monday), saw 17 members from the joint Buxton and Edale Teams snatch squad called to Castleton to assist the ambulance service.

A 61-year-old man from Hull had climbed up a small cliff in Cave Dale to have his photograph taken.

He slipped and fell about one metre causing a suspected fracture to his left ankle.

The casualty was treated on site by an ambulance service paramedic and was then evacuated by stretcher some 300 metres down Cave Dale to a waiting ambulance in Castleton. He was then transferred to Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, for further treatment.

On Friday afternoon the Buxton Team was called to Cut-thorn Farm, just off the A54 Buxton – Congleton Road.

However the team was stood down enroute when confirmation was received the casualty had been airlifted to hospital.

Thursday afternoon saw the snatch squad was called to the Surprise View Car Park following reports of an incident on Millstone Edge, near Hathersage.

A 40-year-old climber from Healey Green, Cheadle, fell about 30 feet, hitting the crag floor. He was treated on site and found to be suffering pain in his back and hand.

The casualty was packaged, placed on a stretcher and evacuated to the waiting air ambulance and flown to hospital for further treatment.

Last Wednesday teams were called to help a elderly male who had collapsed, in Padley Gorge, near Grindleford.

He was assessed on site by a team paramedic and evacuated by stretcher to the roadside.