Team rescue rambler from track
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.”