- Call out for year: 24
- Date: 31/05/09
- Time: 5:40 pm
- Grid ref: SK 1179 7137
- Type of incident: Non mountain (Ambulance) Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 15
- Time taken: 1 hour
- Total man hours: 15
East Midlands Ambulance Service alerted mountain rescue to an incident by the side of the River Wye in Monsal Dale. A road-ambulance and an air-ambulance were already on route but it was thought the remote location and the steep sides of Monsal Dale might necessitate the assistance of a rescue team to extract the casualty. Fifteen members of Buxton team assembled at Monsal Head car park where the first few were able to assist the professionals with a carry to the air-ambulance which had found sufficient space to land in the dale bottom.
The casualty, a 43 year old lady from Sheffield, had suffered a suspected pelvic injury when falling in an attempt to catch a frisbee. She was air-lifted to Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
Photo: The Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance departs from Monsal Dale with casualty on board.