Air ambulance lands in Peak District to take injured walker to hospital

An air ambulance landed in the Peak District over the weekend to help an injured walker and take them to hospital.

Monday, 16th August 2021, 6:00 pm
Updated Monday, 16th August 2021, 6:00 pm

Buxton Mountain Rescue called for assistance from their colleagues in Edale after they were alerted to a casualty on Grindslow Knoll at 3.03pm on Saturday, August 14.

The walker had injured their ankle and was unable to bear weight on their legs.

An air ambulance was called to the scene to take the patient to hospital.

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An air ambulance landed on Grindslow Knoll over the weekend to take an injured walker to hospital. Credit: Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

A paramedic from East Ambulance Service gave the injured walker initial treatment and the air ambulance crew carried the casualty to the helicopter.

The walker was then evacuated to hospital for further medical assistance.

Edale Mountain Rescue thanked passersby for helping the ambulance crew attend to the injured walker.

In a post on Facebook, the rescue team wrote: “A request from our colleagues at Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to help with an injured walker on Grindslow Knoll near Edale.

The casualty injured their ankle and was unable to walk. Credit: Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

“A joint snatch to a walker with an injured ankle.

"They had tried walking but were unable to weight bear.

“Helimed 53 from the Warwickshire and Northampton Air Ambulance was also scrambled to assist.

"A East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic gave initial treatment and as team members were making there way up, the air ambulance crew managed to carry the injured walker to their helicopter and evacuated without further assistance.

“The teams stood down on the hill once the air ambulance was airborne and on its way to hospital.

“Thank you to the passing walkers that assisted the helimed crew with the casualty.”

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