Goyts Lane, Goyt Valley
- Call out for year: 97
- Date: 22/12/20
- Time: 8:24 am
- Grid ref: SK 02253 75161
- Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 29
- Time taken: 1 hour 21 minutes
- Total man hours: 39 hours
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 to meet the paramedics. After further examination of the casualty’s injuries, the decision was made to call for the help of the Air Ambulance to avoid a potentially bumpy stretcher evacuation of approximately 2km along the track.
In preparation for transfer to the aircraft on its arrival, the patient was placed on our stretcher in a vacuum mattress to immobilise her, and a casualty bag to keep her warm. With few other walkers on the trail, it was possible for the helicopter to land quite close to the patient so keeping movement to a minimum. After further checks on her condition by the Air Ambulance medical staff the casualty was soon on board the aircraft for transfer to hospital and further medical treatment. While this was happening the casualty’s dogs were reunited with her partner who had been contacted and made his way to the scene.
We wish them all well and a speedy recovery to good health.
The equipment was then cleaned and packed back onto the team vehicles ready for the next callout.