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Monsal Trail, Little Longstone

Whilst out enjoying the countryside around Monsal Dale, a visitor to the area was overcome by a medical event and was unable to complete the walk. Another member of their party made a 999 call to request help, and after establishing the location of the casualty, response team vehicles were dispatched to the site. As these vehicles arrived at the Monsal Head rendezvous point, other team members made their way to the casualties location to begin the initial medical assessment and prepare an evacuation plan.

As this was a mid-week callout, colleagues from Edale …

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Mam Tor, Castleton

The team were contacted by Derbyshire Constabulary to assist a walker who had taken a tumble and sustained a painful ankle injury on the slopes leading up to “The Great Ridge” above Castleton.

Team members who were fund raising close-by in Castleton were quickly on scene, along with a team member from Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

The EMRT member set up the control at the road head whilst two BMRT team members carried the response equipment up to casualty site, which was on one of the paths leading towards the ridge. …

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Tideswell Dale, Monsal Trail.

The second call out of the day came in at just past 4 o’clock, following a call from East Midlands Ambulance Service. Whilst riding a mobility scooter up the track along Tideswell Dale, the driver of the vehicle fell off sustaining a painful injury to the hip.

Family members and passing walkers were able to contact the emergency services despite problems with the mobile phone signal. While team members began to arrive at Millers Dale car park, a response vehicle was dispatched to search along the lane towards Litton Mill. A family member flagged …

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Upper Dale, Monsal Trail

The first callout of the day resulted from an incident at Upper Dale, on the Monsal Trail, north west of Little Longstone. The team were called by East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a casualty from the trail.

As a result of further information, the team was a ble to stand down whilst en route.

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