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Wildboarclough, incident off the A54, south east of Macclesfield

The Team was called out by North West Ambulance Service to a lady who had slipped whilst walking on a footpath above the A54. The lady had sustained a lower leg injury.

Weather conditions at the time were not pleasant, with driving sleet and snow, whipping across the moors. Team members are aware that in such an exposed location, any casualty is going to become very cold, very quickly.

The first team members on site assessed the situation and quickly provided some protection from the wind, sleet and snow; whilst her fellow …

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Errwood Hall, Goyt Valley

The Team was called out to a lady who was orienteering in the Goyt Valley.

The lady had fallen and sustained a lower leg injury, and was unable to continue. The casualty was assessed by team members and provided with pain relief. She was wrapped in a fleecy casualty bag to keep her warm, placed in the vacuum mattress and on to a mountain rescue stretcher. She was then carried down the footpath to the car park for onward transportation to hospital. …

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Flood Assist – Standby

The Team’s advanced water trained members were put on standby by the Police for possible flood assist jobs. The team was not needed and was stood down at 1830hrs.

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Earl Sterndale, south east of Buxton

 A Monday mid morning call out for the team to assist a female who was walking with a group in the Earl Sterndale area. The lady started to feel unwell and could not continue with the planned walk.

Due to the location, the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance was also called along with East Midlands Ambulance Service.

After being assessed and treated by paramedics, team members then placed the casualty in a vacuum mattress and wrapped her in a casualty bag before placing her on a mountain rescue stretcher. …

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