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The team were called just before 1pm today to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service. A 77-year old male fell whilst out walking near Cromford sustaining a fractured ankle. He was helped by a passer-by who called the emergency services and fetched blankets to keep him warm. The team were called to help carry the casualty to the land ambulance.

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  • Thanks John, I hope you're on the mend. Unfortunately the grid reference given was near the Duck Pond, and the postcode was for the top of the road, fortunately a quick call to the EMAS crew helped locate you.

    Posted by Derby MRT, 31/12/2017 5:53pm (12 months ago)

  • I was the unlucky/careless person who broke his ankle. I am most appreciative of the help provide by the Derby MRT in getting me off the hillside and down to the Ambulance. It was cold up there.
    By way of constructive comment I have to say that I was surprised at the apparent difficulty MRT had in locating the EMAS ambulance. It was only on your third pass of the path approaching the site that contact was actually made. One imagines that with modern technology, a better incident location method should be explored. This does not detract from my appreciation of your help. Kind regards

    Posted by John Farmery, 21/12/2017 5:25pm (12 months ago)

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