2022-07-08-09: A busy Sunday

Derby Mountain Rescue called out three times in three hours on Sunday

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The team were called out on Sunday 27th Feb just after midday to Thorpe Cloud. 

A 45-year-old male had fallen sustaining a potentially limb threatening ankle injury. He was treated on scene by the team and Officialwmas, a community first responder also attended. The man was transferred to the care of Helimed-09 Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and flown to the Royal Derby Hospital for further treatment.

As our first job was progressing we were contacted by the Duty Controller just before 1:30pm alerting us to an incident at Thor's Cave. As we were still dealing with the first job, we requested Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to also attend. A 47-year-old male was reported to have fallen in the cave, with West Midlands Ambulance Service requesting MR assistance to extract him from the cave. It transpired the male was actually on the path leading up to the cave and had sustained a dislocated shoulder. He was evacuated by both the teams, and handed over to Helimed-54 @wndlrairamb for further treatment.

The team were called for the third time in three hours, at 2:30pm to Brassington to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service. A male had fallen in a field near and injured his ankle. He was treated on scene by EMAS and the team, evacuated by stretcher to the road and transported by road to hospital for further treatment.

A big thank you to all the partner agencies, bystanders, motorists, locals and anyone else who stopped, helped, or waited as we went about our work.