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Haddon Grove, Lathkill Dale, south west of Bakewell.

A party of young people were walking through the Lathkill Nature Reserve when one of the group tripped and exacerbated a previous hip injury. With the casualty in great pain and unable to walk any further, the other members of the party made some quick decisions and put their outdoor training into practice. While some established their location with an OS grid reference and dialled 999 to ask for Police and Mountain Rescue, others made sure the casualty was both warm and comfortable.

Paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service were soon on scene …

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Woolpacks, Kinder Scout

As the dry weather continued, the team received a request from Derbyshire Constabulary for our drone team to assist Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service who had been made aware of a fire ‘somewhere’ on Kinder Scout.

As the team arrived at the rendezvous point, we were asked to climb to the plateau and assist the fire crews in identifying the specific area on fire. The team deployed onto the hill and made their way towards the Woolpacks area, where the fire was thought to be.

On arrival at the fire …

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Three Shires Head

The Team were called out to look for a missing person who was last known to be walking in the area close to Three Shires Head.

With limited information, a quick search of the area and other locations close by resulted in the reported missing person being found safe and well.

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Monsal Head

Our colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service called the team out to assist with an incident on the Monsal Trail involving a mountain biker with suspected shoulder and head injuries near the viaduct at Monsal Head.

Team members arrived at Monsal Head and walked down to the scene of the incident, and to meet with a team response vehicle which had accessed the trail, from further along at Millers Dale.

In the meantime the paramedics from EMAS had assessed the casualty’s injuries and decided it would be possible to walk …

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Lords Seat, Rushup Edge

While attending incident 16, the team received a request from Derbyshire Constabulary for our drone team to assist Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service who had been fighting a moorland fire on Rushup Edge.

As the drones our now routinely carried on our response vehicles, the drone was available to deploy immediately from the earlier incident to the fire area.

Thankfully just as the drone team arrived, the fire had been successfully extinguished by firefighters. The fire commander requested the drone fly over the area to confirm no parts of …

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