Buxton Mountain Rescue Team rescue injured woman

The stretcher party with the casualty being carried down from Castle Naze, with the lights of Chapel-en-le-Frith in the background
The stretcher party with the casualty being carried down from Castle Naze, with the lights of Chapel-en-le-Frith in the background

Members of a mountain rescue team rescued a woman who had injured her ankle while walking alone.

Eighteen team members responded to a call from the East Midlands Ambulance Service on Monday, October 24, following a report of a lady walking alone having sustained an injury on Combs Moss, above Chapel-en-le-Frith.

The 64-year-old lady from Stockport, had been walking on the Combs Edge path when a simple slip resulted in a painful suspected fractured ankle.

Team members rendezvoused at Pyegreave Farm, Combs, below the western edge of the moor and climbed the steep ground to the edge path, arriving as darkness fell, carrying the rescue kit required.

Not locating the lady initially, team members were deployed into groups to search the edge path in both directions and before long she was found and medical treatment was provided, including pain relief and splinting.

She was placed into a vacuum mattress, loaded onto the mountain rescue stretcher and evacuated by team members via Castle Naze to the roadside where a land ambulance was waiting, she was then transferred to Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport.