Team res­cue ram­bler from track

Macclesfield Express - - CARE HOME WORKERS SCANDAL -

MOUN­TAIN Res­cue were called out when a ram­bler slipped on the muddy tracks and hurt his an­kle.

The 69-year-old walker was de­scend­ing Shin­ing Tor, just 1km from his des­ti­na­tion at the Cat and Fid­dle, when he slipped and suf­fered a sus­pected frac­tured an­kle.

Mem­bers of Bux­ton Moun­tain Res­cue Team, who were al­ready walk­ing in the area, were scram­bled to the scene after the North West Am­bu­lance ser­vice called for as­sis­tance. They put a ‘box tent’ around the pa­tient to pro­tect him from the el­e­ments and car­ried him down to a wait­ing am­bu­lance at Skate Farm us­ing a stretcher mounted on a wheel.

Roger Bennett, from Bux­ton Moun­tain Res­cue, said: “The weather had been poor all day with sig­nif­i­cant rain and low cloud caus­ing all the paths and tracks to be­come muddy. The 69-year-old ram­bler was de­scend­ing from Shin­ing Tor to­wards Stake Farm when a sim­ple slip on the steep foot­path re­sulted in a painful ex­pe­ri­ence. It wasn’t long be­fore the man re­ceived pain re­lief and had his leg splinted ready for the short carry back to Stake Farm. The team ex­tends its grate­ful thanks to the own­ers of Stake Farm for their help and co­op­er­a­tion with per­mit­ting ve­hi­cle ac­cess to the farm yard.”

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