Mountain team rescued injured man at Dovedale

Derby Mountain Rescue Team helped a 54-year-old man who had injured an ankle.
Derby Mountain Rescue Team helped a 54-year-old man who had injured an ankle.

A mountain rescue team was called out to Thorpe Cloud, at Dovedale, on Bank Holiday Monday after a 54-year-old man suffered an ankle injury near the top of the popular peak.

The man and his family, all from Suffolk, had been camping at nearby Ilam when they decided to go for a walk and visit Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud one of the most climbed hills in the Peak District.

Shortly after beginning their descent, the man slipped, causing a painful injury to his ankle.

After dialing 999, an EMAS ambulance crew was dispatched along with Derby Mountain Rescue Team.

An EMAS paramedic was first on scene and provided initial treatment.

The team then lowered the casualty down the hill on a specialist stretcher, controlled from a rope system anchored to team members at the top of the hill.

Once back at ground level, the stretcher was carried across the river and along the path to the waiting ambulance.

Sixteen mountain rescue volunteers responded to the incident.

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