The team received a call from a member of the public to say that they had come across a lone walker who had tripped and taken a significant tumbling fall while descending the steep steps from Kinder Low. The walker was semi-conscious and in a great deal of pain.
Two Kinder team sections were urgently dispatched to assess the casualty and provide initial medical support. Given the nature of his injuries, we requested assistance from a Coastguard helicopter with a view to winching directly from the location. After further interventions from our team doctor and the arrival of two further sections we were able to move the casualty in to the helicopter stretcher ready for transport. However the helicopter pilot advised that conditions made it unsafe to winch directly from the scene, so a rope backup system was quickly deployed to allow us to safely carry the casualty to the top of the Kinder Low steps. From here the casualty was winched into the helicopter for onward transport to hospital.
The team would like to thank all those on scene who helped the walker before we arrived.
- Time: 17:10
- Type: Mountain incident
- Location: Kinder plateau
- Team members: 20
- Duration: 3 hours 40 minutes
- Volunteer hours: 73
- Total volunteer hours for the year: 1,693.25
Alan Howarth, Deputy Team Leader