Thorpe Cloud

The team were called to Thorpe Cloud, Dovedale, after a 54 year old man suffered an ankle injury near the top of the popular peak.

The man and his family, all from Suffolk, had been camping at nearby Ilam when they decided to go for a walk and visit Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud, one of the most climbed hills in the Peak District. Shortly after beginning their descent, the man slipped, causing a painful injury to his ankle.

After dialing 999, an EMAS ambulance crew was dispatched along with mountain rescue. An EMAS paramedic was first on scene and provided initial treatment. The team then lowered the casualty down the hill on a specialist stretcher, controlled from a rope system anchored to team members at the top of the hill. Once back at ground level, the stretcher was carried across the river and along the path to the waiting ambulance.

Sixteen mountain rescue volunteers responded to the incident, the second of the bank holiday weekend. The first being to rescue a missing person who had been found near Chesterfield two weeks after being reported as missing.

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