Incident 18/02/18 – Injured Walker (HELMSHORE)

Date: 18/02/18

Time: 11:52hrs – 14:56rs.

Location: Calf Hey Reservoir, near Helmshore.

Request from: North West Ambulance Service.

Details: NWAS contacted the team after a 67 year old female, who was an experienced walker had slipped and badly hurt her ankle in the Calf Hey Reservoir area.

The team were deployed and soon flagged down by a member of public advising where the casualty was located. A short scramble up Fairy Glen at Calf Hey Res and

we found the lady with what looked like and shortly to be confirmed as a nasty ankle fracture dislocation.


Once stable, we packaged the lady onto our bell stretcher and proceeded to carry her down to our ambulance. The ground conditions were somewhat tricky and there was a lot of mud to wade through but we soon got her safe and away to Blackburn Royal to be treated.


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