7: Callout 22nd February 2012
- Type – Ambulance assist / difficult access
- Location – Marple
- Team members –25 KMRT alongside NWAS Ambulance and HART personnel
- Duration 3hrs or 75 man hours
We were asked to assist an ambulance crew access a boy who had fallen down a steep slope which they could not access.Upon arrival, the steep slope was a 10m vertical crag with another 10m run out slope. The boy was half way down and despite the best efforts of the HART team was proving difficult to access.
We were soon able to locate access down to him with the assistance of locals were he was stabilised by the paramedics.
We were then able to come down to him with a stretcher via our rope team who loaded him then brought him down to the bottom of the slope. A very muddy and slippery carry then took place to get him back up to the waiting ambulance. A superb effort and great co-operation between all the services involved to get the job done.