Pensioner and teenager rescued in High Peak

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The Buxton Mountain Rescue Team had to call outs in one day both involving leg injuries.

On Wednesday, August 17, in the afternoon, the Buxton Team were called by EMAS to assist with the recovery of a casualty from the Hoffman Quarry, Harpur Hill.

A 74-year-old man from Chapel-en- le-Frith was out walking to aid his recovery from recent surgery, when he stumbled and fell on to his side resulting in a painful thigh injury.

EMAS were first on scene and treated the casualty, they called for mountain rescue knowing the evacuation back along the path would be difficult. Local members were quickly on scene and the pensioner was prepared and placed onto a mountain rescue stretcher for the return journey to the Harpur Hill Industrial Estate where the land ambulance was waiting. He was then transferred to the Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport for further treatment.

Later in the afternoon both the Buxton and Edale Teams Snatch Squad was called to Haddon Hall.

A 19 year old female from Southport was walking with her family in Haddon Fields opposite the Hall when she tripped and sustained a suspected fracture of her lower leg.

Following treatment on site, including pain relief by a rescue team paramedic, she was packaged and placed onto a mountain rescue stretcher and carried to the land ambulance waiting at Haddon Hall, she was then transferred to hospital for treatment.