17 year old with head injuries at Cave Dell, Castleton

On Saturday 29th April at 5.45 pm Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called together with local members of Edale Mountain Rescue Team following the report of an accident on the Limestone Way at the head of Cave Dale near Castleton.

A seventeen year old youth from Hazel Grove, participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme at silver level, slipped and sustained a minor head wound and an ankle injury. Other members of the group put into practice their emergency drill resulting in a call to police for assistance.  A total of twenty rescue team members rendezvoused at Rowter Farm at the top of Winnats Pass and then made their way the short distance to the casualty site.

Following assessment by a rescue team doctor it was determined that the injuries were not too serious.  The casualty was then driven back to the rendezvous point from where a group leader took him to hospital for a check of the head injury.