Buxton team rescue walker with broken leg

Current mountain rescue vehicle. (S)
Current mountain rescue vehicle. (S)

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called to the grounds of Capesthorne Hall, in Siddington, near Macclesfield on Friday to help a 55-year-old woman, who had slipped on muddy ground.

The casualty was taking part in the East Cheshire Hospice Star Lights Walk, when she slipped and suffered a suspected fractured of her lower leg.

The North West Ambulance Service were first on scene but had difficulty accessing the patient.

Team members helped the woman onto a stretcher and she was treated by paramedics, placed in a basket stretcher, evacuated in the Polaris four-by-four to a road ambulance and transferred to hospital for further treatment.