Fall from rock on The Roaches

Saturday 5th July 2014 – 8.20pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


A man has been injured when falling from a rock he was climbing in North Staffordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to The Roaches at 5.55pm today and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, two doctors and a community first responder to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a man, believed to be in his 30s, who had fallen approximately eight-metres from the rockface.

“It quickly became apparent that further help was going to be needed to get the man downhill and to the waiting ambulance, so Buxton Mountain Rescue was also called in.

“Paramedics assessed the man and began treating him for injuries to his face, hip, left arm and left leg.

“He had a vacuum splint applied before being carried to the waiting ambulance with the use of the Mountain Rescue’s specialist stretcher. From there he was taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire on alert.

“Despite having picked up a number of injuries, the man is lucky not to have been more seriously hurt in the fall.”


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