Mountain rescue team in two Peak District rescues

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Derby Mountain Rescue team were called out to rescue two people following accidents in the Peak District.

On Sunday a 62-year-old man was involved in a mountain bike accident on the High Peak trail between Black Rocks and the High Peak Junction.

An East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic and 19 rescue team members attended the incident.

The man had suffered injuries to his head, pelvis and ankle, as well as a large number of abrasions over his body. He was placed in a pelvic splint, a vacuum mattress and carried to the team Land Rover which drove him back up to Black Rocks to be transported by Land Ambulance to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

Derby Mountain Rescue Team were called to Cromford on Wednesday evening to rescue a 72-year-old woman from Birmingham who had fallen whilst out walking.

An East Midlands Ambulance Crew was also on scene, and treated the lady for a suspected fractured ankle. Derby MRT evacuated her from the hill on their specialist stretcher, taking her to the waiting land ambulance. She was then transported to Chesterfield Royal Hospital for further treatment.