2024-07: Rowtor Rocks

Derby Mountain Rescue Team called to a casualty who had slipped and tumbled over two rock ledges.

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On Friday, 8th March 2024, just before 1 pm, the Derby Mountain Rescue Team was mobilised to assist the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) in responding to an incident at Rowtor Rocks, Birchover. A woman had experienced a significant fall, resulting in her slipping and tumbling over two rock ledges.

The patient was suspected of sustaining fractures to her right arm and ribs, alongside expressing back pain. Upon our team's arrival, an EMAS Paramedic and ambulance crew were already providing essential medical care. Our team worked seamlessly alongside EMAS, ensuring the woman received the best possible support in such critical moments.

Using our vacuum mattress and placing her inside our heavyweight casualty (cas) bag, the team conducted a protected stretcher lower, ensuring her safe evacuation to the awaiting EMAS Land Ambulance. She was then transported to Chesterfield Royal Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

This callout highlights the importance of teamwork and expertise in pre-hospital emergency medicine. We extend our best wishes for a swift recovery to the individual involved and thank all team members and EMAS personnel for their dedication and professionalism.

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