18:30 Monday 14th May evening after Derbyshire Police received reports from members of the public of “shouts for help” around the bottom of High Tor in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. Derby MRT requested the assistance of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team due to the probable difficulty in accessing any casualty site. Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service Hazardous area response team were also in attendance along with Derbyshire Constabulary. A 75 year old lady had slipped and fallen from the path tumbling a long way down the steep side of High Tor sustaining several injuries to both legs. It transpired that she had fallen at approximately 10am that morning and had spent many hours calling for help unable to move. A specialist rope safety system was set up by Mountain Rescue to help access and stabilise the lady and make the scene safe for rescue personnel. Due to the proximity to the railway line Derbyshire Police informed Network Rail who had to cancel some train services through #Matlock. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency were also called to assist in evacuating the lady, however after several attempts to access the site, it was deemed best to carry the casualty to the road head. The lady was transported by East Midlands Ambulance Service to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for further treatment at around 1am. Derby and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams left the site at around 3am to return the vehicles to their respective bases and restock kit. Mountain Rescue England and Wales is made up entirely of volunteers. We wish the lady all the best for a speedy recovery. http://bit.ly/dmrtdonate #SoMuchMoreThanMountains #MountainRescueUK #volunteers
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