UK: Derbyshire Dales night rescue for 2 fallers & 1 with hypothermia at Lathkill Dale nr Monyash – 310513 1130z

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called in the early hours of Thursday morning to a serious multi casualty incident in Lathkill Dale.

Two males had fallen some 25 feet over a crag coming to rest on a steep grassy slope.

In total darkness and heavy rain the team worked with East Midlands Ambulance crews and EMASs Hazardous Area Response Team to treat the casualties who sustained suspected spinal injuries and a fracDerbyshire Dales night rescue for 2 fallers & 1 with hypothermia at Lathkill Dale nr Monyashtured leg.

A third male, who had gone to their assistance, was also treated for hypothermia.

The injured casualties were extracted from the dale on stretchers using a rope rescue system and carried to a waiting ambulance.

Photo credit: Andy Keen casualty on stretcher being lowered into the dale for carry out to ambulance.

Daytime

Lathkill Dale looking downdale, about 1 km from Monyash.19 August 2006 Photo credit: William M. Connolley

Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve – Wikipedia

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