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Date of Incident

21/10/2021

Country

England

Area

Climbing Wall

Route

Incident

During a climbing session with our university club the injured person was down climbing on an easy boulder, their foot slipped and they slid off the wall, they landed with their foot awkwardly between the mat and the wall which caused their ankle to snap.

Lessons

The climber was a novice who was being closely supervised, knew to land with their knees, and all precautions were taken to prevent injuries, unfortunately this seems like the situation that is hard to prevent in a high risk sport

Activity

Indoor climbing

When

Injury

Serious injury requiring medical treatment

Causes

Slip, trip or fall

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Rescue Services Involved?

ambulance services

Author

21 October 2021, 14:17:59

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