Two Bank Holiday weekend callouts for Derby team

12yo male with Dislocated Knee

A small number of the Derby Mountain Rescue Team were activated late on the evening of Friday 28th April, to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service after a 12 year old boy from London had dislocated his knee playing football.

The group had called for an ambulance, but due to the prioritisation and volume of calls it was likely to be a long wait for an ambulance.

Given the time and the remoteness of the location, a member of the team who was already on the scene offered our services. Three team members attended, providing assessment and pain relief. The boy was transported in one of our Land Rovers to the Royal Derby Hospital, where we gave a handover to the on-call staff in the Emergency Department. His family joined him. We returned to base, and the equipment was repacked and made ready for our next callout.

Fallen Climber at Robin Hood’s Stride

Derby Mountain Rescue Team were called at 9pm on Monday 1st April to a 29 year-old male from Nottingham who had fallen whilst bouldering with a friend at Robin Hood's Stride. The man fell, missing his bouldering mat and injured his right ankle.

The team evacuated him to the EMAS Land Ambulance, who transported him to Hospital for further treatment. 17 team members attended along with an EMAS ambulance paramedic and a Community First Responder.