The team were called to woodland near Wingerworth, Chesterfield when a dog walker came across a man who had been missing from his Chesterfield home for two weeks.
Barry Shaw, 44, was first reported missing when he failed to show up for work at his job in Sheffield. Police had become increasingly concerned for Mr. Shaw’s welfare and had put out a public appeal for information to help locate him.
On Saturday morning (23rd May), a dog walker came across a man matching Mr. Shaw’s description in woods off Watson Lane and called the police. The man was cold but otherwise alert and well.
The DLRAA air ambulance was called to attend due to the remote location and on reaching the man, decided to call in mountain rescue as he required assistance to be evacuated. On the team’s arrival, the casualty was handed over to the care of the team as the air ambulance had received a call to another incident.
Mr. Shaw was warmed up and evacuated by stretcher to a team Land Rover in a nearby field and then driven to an EMAS road ambulance. He was then taken to Chesterfield Hospital for assessment.
A small team from Edale MRT were also called to the incident as it was close to their location at the time, but they were called away to another incident whilst en route to the site.
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