2023-34-35-36-37: A busy half term

The team had a busy #VolunteersWeek

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As volunteers week draws to a close our volunteers have been out on four callouts this week:

The team were called on Monday 29th may at 2:30pm to woodland near Alton. An 80-year-old female had slipped on a grassy bank, sustaining a suspected ankle fracture. The lady was treated on scene by East Midlands Ambulance Service and stretcher carried by the team to the roadhead and transfered to an East Midlands Ambulance Service Ambulance. She was taken to hospital for further treatment.

On Friday at 3:45pm the team were called to Dovedale for a casualty with an injured ankle. The casualty was treated by the team on scene and transferred to their own vehicle to attend hospital. Whilst attending this incident, we were contacted by the duty controller about a missing person also at Dovedale. As it happened the team had independently bumped into both halves of the separated party and directed them to the main car park where they were reunited.

The last callout was Saturday at 5:22pm to a female with a lower leg injury at Thor's Cave. The team treated her and lowered her from the cave on our stretcher, she was transfered to Mobile 1 and driven to a West Midlands Ambulance Service land ambulance. She was taken to hospital for further treatment.

Like all of Mountain Rescue England and Wales, Derby Team is made up entirely of volunteers serving our community.


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