The team were called out on Saturday (25th February) to come to the aid of an injured walker at Dovedale.
The 57 year old woman had been walking along a popular riverside path by Thorpe Cloud when she stumbled over the rocky terrain, sustaining a suspected fractured ankle. A WMAS ambulance crew were first on scene and provided initial treatment. The team were required to evacuate the casualty across the river using a specialised mountain rescue stretcher. She was then loaded into the WMAS road ambulance and taken to North Staffs hospital for further treatment.
The Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance was also called to the incident but was not required to transport the casualty.
The area where the incident happened, close to the famous Dovedale stepping stones, has been the most frequent location for callouts for the team. In some years, almost half of the team’s “known location” incidents take place in this spot, mainly due to the immense popularity of the area, combined with the steepness of some of the surrounding hills.
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