5: CALLOUT 11th FEBRUARY 2012
- Type – Hill Walker
- Location – Edale Rocks
- Team Members – 21
- Duration – 2Hours 30minutes OR 52.5 man hours
Alerted by the duty controller to a lady with a dislocated knee on the Western edge path of Kinder Scout.
Initially there was some confusion as to their location due to the verbal description of their position not matching the map reference given. The injured ladies companion was contacted by mobile phone and an accurate grid reference obtained.
Due to the conditions under foot it was apparent that a long stretcher carry off would be required, and that extracting the casualty by helicopter would be a preferable. A helicopter air ambulance was requested.
Team members proceeded to the incident site and after the casualty was flown to hospital, escorted the remainder of the party safely down to our base.
Many thanks to the North West Air Ambulance from Manchester for their assistance
Deputy Team Leader