Three rescues in less than 24 hours

MOUNTAIN rescue volunteers were called to assist at three incidents, in the space of 19 hours, over the weekend.

The members of Edale Mountain Rescue Team were called at tea time on Saturday to the Rivelin Valley near Sheffield.

A man had fallen off a rope swing and suffered a suspected fractured ankle and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew required help carrying him back to the ambulance.

At 2.30am on Sunday morning the team were called to reports of a collapsed male in the Burbage Valley.

On arrival at the campsite, within the forestry plantation, team members found an unconscious male and after his condition had been stabilised quickly carried him by stretcher to a waiting ambulance. 

At lunch time on Sunday the team was called out by the East Midlands Ambulance Service to help an injured female mountain biker on the southern side of Ladybower Reservoir.

She had fallen off whilst descending a wet slippery track. She was complaining of a painful wrist and ankle injury and had also banged her head hard enough to damage her helmet. She was carried a short distance to the waiting ambulance. 

Team leader Ian Bunting said: “All three incidents involved the close working relationship between Edale MRT and both the Yorkshire and East Midlands Ambulance Services.

“This means that where mountain rescue is required we can respond quickly to get aid to injured persons in the shortest time period possible.”