Chadderton father who survived horrific fall, keeps his promise.

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 15 July 2021


A generous spirited father of three from Chadderton, who survived an horrific fall continued his promise to remember  the courageous rescue teams who saved his life.

Imran Choudhury, 36, was training for a walk up Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa in aid of the Royal Oldham Hospital and charity, Global Relief Trust, by scaling the Trinnicle, a distinctive landmark on Saddleworth Moor on February 23.

But he blacked out and fell 45 - 50 metres, from the three-pronged gritstone stack, perched on hills at Ravenstones near Dovestones.

Initially, an 18-strong squad  from Oldham Mountain Rescue Team rushed to the scene where he was winched from the bottom of the crag to a waiting Yorkshire Air Ambulance and flown to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital intensive care unit for urgent medical treatment.

His injuries were so severe there were fears Imran  may lose his right leg but Trojan work by surgeons saved the leg.

Now, despite being wheelchair bound, Imran provided a specially cooked meal for all the members of Yorkshire Air Ambulance from his family business the New Polash Takeaway in Chadderton.

He said: “Alexander Day and James Allen from the team picked up the food boxes/bags. They said it was great to see me  recovering so well, as they thought I might not survive when they rescued me. 

“ I was very happy to see and meet them. Alexander and James were two from the 18  rescue team who saw me very closely  at the time of rescue. 

“I told them I would visit their base soon as I am able to with my health and they said it would be great if I do. 

“The food was just a little treat for them. I cannot thank enough or repay for everything they have done to rescue and save me.”

Imran has already treated OMRT to a curry which he delivered by taxi to their Greenfield headquarters. 

Team leader Rob Tortoishell said: “It is testament to his spirit and character  he was able to make the journey to pass on his thanks in person. We wish him well with his continued recovery.” 

Imran added: “I  would like to thank Oldham Mountain Rescue Team, HM Coastguard, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Sheffield Northern General Hospital for rescuing me and saving my life.

“I would also like to thank my lovely wife, my beautiful children, all my family members, friends and well wishers for their kind support in my very difficult time.”

Currently resolute Inram is  raising funds  for Sheffield Northern General Hospital.  And on Saturday, July 18, he will be litter picking from my wheelchair with hid children and friends. 

“This is part of my fund raising activities,” he declared.

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