The team was called out on Saturday afternoon (15th August) after a 78 year woman suffered a medical condition whilst out walking in the vicinity of Wolfscote Dale, near Coldeaton.
The Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) were also called to attend as well as an EMAS road ambulance. As the exact location of the casualty was not confirmed, mountain rescue personnel and equipment approached the casualty from the South and the air ambulance landed and its crew approached from the North.
At this stage, the woman had recovered sufficiently to be able to stand and with the support of her partner, continue walking. As team members caught up to the couple, they escorted them to the aircraft. The woman was assessed by a DLRAA medic and deemed to no longer need the services of an air ambulance. She was consequently handed over to the road ambulance crew, who were able to take her to where the couple’s vehicle was parked. She was then able to return home to recover.
A team spokesman said: “We’re happy to see that the woman made a good recovery and was able to return home, but we would always want to be called out for such situations in case the incident turned more serious, especially in cases like this, where the location is far removed from accessible roads.”
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