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Monsal Trail, near Monsal Head.

The second call out came in late afternoon to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service again with another incident. The team rv’d at Monsal Head.

A family group had been cycling along the Monsal Trail when one of them fell off and injured their lower leg. Team members were quickly on scene and assessed the casualty before administering pain relief. After the leg had been imobilised, the casualty was placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and carried to a team vehicle. The casualty was then driven to Millers Dale for transfer to an ambulance….

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Mam Nick, west of Castleton

The first of two call outs today came in at 10.13 this morning.

After enjoying a walk to the top of Mam Tor, a family group were descending the stone steps back to the Mam Nick carpark when one of the party slipped sustaining a lower leg injury. East Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the scene to provide the initial medical care, but then called for the assistance of Mountain Rescue Teams in order to carry the casualty from the site of the slip to the ambulance.

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Goyts Lane, Goyt Valley….part 2

Before the Christmas turkeys had been put into the ovens the team was called to an incident in the Goyt Valley, very close to callout 98 earlier in the week.

Whilst out enjoying a walk with her family along the old railway line, a lady slipped on ice which had formed on the trail, sustaining injuries requiring medical help. Other walkers helped make her comfortable while a 999 call was made to our colleagues in the East Midland’s Ambulance Service. They were quickly on scene but given the distance of the site from the …

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Goyts Lane, Goyt Valley

On a cold bright winter’s morning Derbyshire Constabulary called the team to assist our colleagues from the East Midlands Ambulance Service who were attending an incident in the Goyt Valley, along with an off-duty paramedic who had been walking in the area at the time.

While out with her dogs, a lady had fallen heavily, and the resulting injuries meant that a mountain rescue stretcher was needed to carry her to the road. Team members were quickly on scene, and the first vehicles were able to drive along the old railway line …

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Giants Hole, west of Castleton

Just before 10 pm, the team’s key contact received a call via the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation’s duty controller, who had taken a call from Derbyshire Constabulary to help a group near to the Giant’s Hole cave near Sparrowpit.

A full team call out was instigated with a small number of team members heading to Dove Base and the fire station to collect the response vehicles. A deputy team leader managed to establish contact with the informant, who indicated that the casualties were actually in the cave! With this information, the call …

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