2021-48: Youlgreave

Mountain Rescue Called to fallen 77-year-old male with suspect pelvic injury

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The team were called just after 5pm yesterday (Tuesday 20th July) to a 77-year-old male who had fallen near a riverside footpath between Middleton and Youlgreave. 

The man had been out walking with friends when he slipped and fell down a slope near the river injuring his hip. 

He was treated on scene by team members who, due to the potential severity of the man's injuries, requested a helicopter evacuation. A Maritime and Coastguard Agency #hmcoastguard S92 helicopter from wales was tasked to assist, and the team cleared a landing area for them.

The man was placed in a pelvic binder and vacuum mattress to protect his back and pelvis and was carried by stretcher to the helicopter. He was flown to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment.

Derby team (and Mountain Rescue England and Wales) are still following covid PPE protocols, needless to say it was a very hot evening. The vehicles were returned to base, cleaned and restocked; the kit that went with the patient will be recovered by team members and put back into service ready for the next callout.