Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue teams help injured walker at Lathkil Dale

Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams along with colleagues from the air ambulance were called to help a walker who had tripped while out in Lathkil Dale.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 3:22 pm

A group of young people were walking through the Lathkil Nature Reserve on Wednesday afternoon when one of them tripped and exacerbated a previous hip injury.

With the casualty in great pain and unable to walk any further, the other members of the party made some quick decisions and put their outdoor training into practice. While some established their location with an OS grid reference and dialled 999 to ask for police and mountain rescue, others made sure the casualty was both warm and comfortable.Paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the scene along with colleagues from the air ambulance.

After receiving pain relief from the paramedics, the casualty was placed on the mountain rescue stretcher and carried by team members along the path beside the river and up to a nearby farm.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and Edale Mountain Rescue Team at the scene. Photo - courtesy of BMRT

After further assessment by the East Midlands Ambulance paramedics the walker was transferred to the ambulance for the onward journey to hospital and further medical treatment.A spokesperson for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team said: “Our best wishes go to the casualty for a speedy recovery and hope the party can get back together soon to complete their journey.”

Team members then began the process of cleaning the kit used before repacking the vehicles and making them ready for the next callout.For more information on Buxton Mountain Rescue see their website, or for Edale Mountain Rescue Team see https://edalemrt.co.uk/.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and Edale Mountain Rescue Team were called to help. Photo - Buxton Mountain Rescue Team
Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams and the air ambulance were called to assist. Photo - Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.