2021-26-27-28: Dovedale and Birchover

A busy Satuday with three incidents for volunteer Rescue Team

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It was another busy day for the team yesterday (Saturday 29th May)

In the morning some of the team met up with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue #BlueWatch at Leek Fire Station for a 'show and tell' session of the team's equipment and capabilities after a large number of callouts to Thor's Cave over the last year.

On returning to base, the team were called out by the PDMRO duty controller just before 1pm to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) with a 44-year-old female with a right leg injury who had been reported as being somewhere between Dovedale and Milldale.
Fortunately she was only a few hundred metres up the riverside path. Her leg was splinted on seen and she was evacuated back to the stepping stones and across the river.

As you can see from the photos, it was a busy day at Dovedale, Mobile 1 had to proceed on Blue lights to make progress up the main road by the car park; Mobile 2 was rerouted via Lin Dale... were it was flagged down and asked to attend a second casualty.
A 19-year-old male with a lower leg injury. He was treated by the team and a second ambulance was requested. He was evacuated by team stretcher to the Thorpe Car Park.
Fortunately the first casualty had just been given the "all clear" to attend hospital with their own transport. After a small discussion with the ambulance crew and their control room the crew were able to take the second casualty to hospital for further treatment.

As the vehicles returned to base, and having just filled up with fuel at around 3:50pm, we were called to a third incident this time near the Druid's Inn, Birchover.
A 49-year-old male had fallen approximately 15metres from the top of the rocks behind the Druid's Inn. He was treated on scene by EMAS for suspected head and neck injuries. He was lowered on a spinal board the the rocks and steep slope to the track north of the rocks and taken to hospital by the EMAS crew. The vehicles returned to base, again, and this time made it back for cleaning and re-stocking ready for our next callout.