Record number of callouts for Derby Mountain Rescue Team

In a final flurry of activity the team attended three incidents on New Year’s Eve bringing the total number of callouts for 2017 to 57 the team’s busiest year to date.

The team was called just before 1pm to Ilam rock, Dovedale where a Fifty-Four year old lady fell sustaining a lower leg injury. A West Midlands Ambulance crew, West Midlands Ambulance Paramedics and Wetton & Alstonefield Community First Responders were also on scene. The lady was made comfortable and carried out on our team stretcher to the WMAS Land Ambulance who transported her to hospital for further treatment.

Whilst on scene, the team was contacted by a man who had been walking with a large group of around thirty people when he became separated from his two young sons. A small party went out to look for the boys whilst the rest of the team continued with our original callout. Fortunately, the two boys were located near Milldale and reunited with their father and the rest of the party.

As the team was leaving members were asked to help a sheep that had become stuck in a fence, although it was well and truly stuck they were able to free it without harm.

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