Information was received that a 24 year old soldier from Catterick had fallen during an abseil and sustained spinal injuries. Located in the back of a 3 ton truck outside the Three Shires Hotel. Unloaded and taken to hospital by ambulance.
Black Hole Quarry
A 24 year old man from Maidstone, Kent was abseiling and fell 40ft. — landing on his back and sustaining severe spinal injuries. The Team were called to assist.
Footnote: He descended the last 50ft. too fast, out of control and fell. All the climbing equipment was in first class order.
Weather Conditions: Warm, Sunny, Dry.
The Team went to assist a man from Frodsham, Cheshire who had fractured his lower leg. This man was walking in Wellingtons and he had Rally type clothing on. Footnote: Team Members had to use Crampons to rescue this man who had no idea of the dangers that prevailed. This was the quickest rescue of the year — the Team was training 200 yards from him.
Weather Conditions: Clear and Cold, Ice on all Footpaths.