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Mountain Rescue called to a 71 year old fallen rambler

EMAS Ambulance

EMAS Ambulance

The team were called out on the afternoon of Wednesday 11th November 2015 to a 71 year old woman who had fallen in woodland near Matlock Golf Course.

The woman had been out on a long walk with her rambling club when she fell injuring her upper arm, and was unable to continue further. The team were called to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service who were also in attendance with a paramedic vehicle and a land ambulance crew. A total of Fourteen mountain rescue volunteers from Derby Mountain Rescue Team attended the callout.

The woman was given pain relief and the team used their specialist splint to immobilize her arm. She was carried back to the waiting ambulance on our mountain rescue stretcher and taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital by EMAS for further treatment.

One of our team members gave her partner a lift back to his car.

The Team evacuating the casualty

The Team evacuating the casualty



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  • Many thanks to all the team. I am very grateful to you all. Shoulder dislocated and fractured but going on ok. Just need to get walking again. Thanks again for your wonderful help I was most impressed. Happy Christmas to you all. Hilary

    Posted by Hilary Pike, 14/12/2015 8:13am (3 years ago)

  • Many thanks to the Mountain Rescue Teams, along with NHS paramedics and ambulance staff , who work so professionally in these circumstances.

    Posted by David Moore, 12/11/2015 9:03am (3 years ago)

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