It was a busy day for the team on Sunday 22 April as we attended three callouts back-to-back.
The team were called just after 1pm to Dovedale after a Sixty-Seven year old man had fallen face first down a steep slope, sustaining a head injury. The man was treated by our team, lowered down the steep slope and carried to the river crossing by the stepping stones. Visitors to Dovedale were treated to our volunteers carrying the stretcher across the River Dove, in return the team were treated to a round of applause! The man was handed over to the care of East Midlands Ambulance Service.
As the team were coming to the end of the first incident we were called out to Matlock as a male in his twenties had fallen whilst bouldering, breaking his leg. We were joined by Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and some team members from Edale Mountain Rescue Team. The male was stabilised and carried out to the road to be taken to hospital by East Midlands Ambulance Service.
Finally, as the second job was finishing up the team were called back to Dovedale to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with what turned out to be two separate casualties, one young male with a broken leg and an elderly lady who had collapsed. Both were treated by East Midlands Ambulance Service. The team stood down and returned to base to check the vehicles and prepare them for the next callout, leaving the base just after 5:30pm.
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