The team carried out its first callout of 2012 on the first day of the year when they were called to Hartington to evacuate an injured walker.
The 64 year old woman from Bradford had been walking along Reynards Lane in Hartington, which was extremely muddy, when she slipped and injured her right ankle. An EMAS ambulance and crew had attended the incident but due to the conditions were unable to get the casualty to the ambulance and decided to call mountain rescue to assist.
Sixteen members of the team attended the incident and a team Land Rover was used to carry the casualty from the track to the waiting road ambulance, where the woman was then taken to Macclesfield hospital for further treatment.
This was the first incident of 2012 for the team, which had seen a quiet holiday period until then, with no callouts over the Christmas break despite being on call throughout the period. Last year the team were called out 36 times, a reduction from previous years’ numbers, possibly due to the absence of snow towards the end of the year which can dramatically increase the number of calls for the team as they assist the regular emergency service in adverse conditions.
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