Busy start to the year for Derby based volunteers

Following their busiest year last year, Derby Mountain Rescue Team has had a busy start to 2019, with three callouts in five days.
The team were called out just before 2pm on 7th January. A 32-year-old male had been visiting Thor's Cave and the Manifold way with a group when he fell injuring his right leg. The team and a West Midlands Ambulance Service Crew attended the scene, treated the man for his injuries and carried him by mountain rescue stretcher back up to the road in Wetton. He was discharged back to the care of his group who took him to the Royal Derby Hospital for further treatment.

The second callout was on the 9th January at 1pm. The team were called to Biggin Dale. A 32-Year-old female had fallen whilst out walking in the area and suffered a broken leg. The lady was found some time later by passers by, who raised the alarm. She was treated by the team, an East Midlands Ambulance Service crew and the crew of Helimed54 from the Derbyshire Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance. With her leg splinted, and pain relief administered she was carried by the team to the Air Ambulance which flew her to the Royal Derby Hospital for further treatment.

The team’s third callout on the 12th January, was to a walker who had fallen near Newhaven. Derby Mountain Rescue Team were requested to assist the Ambulance Service due to the remote location, however the team were stood down en route as the crew decided they could manage without the team.

Derby Mountain Rescue team is made up entirely of volunteers, who rely on the generosity of the public to ensure they continue to provide a voluntary emergency service.