Two call outs for mountain rescue teams

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The Buxton and Edale Teams were kept busy on Tuesday afternoon with 2 calls for assistance being requested by the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

The first call was to Birchens Edge, near Baslow. A 41 year old climber from Durham had completed his route and was descending the crag, near to Nelsons Monument when he slipped and sustained a severe fracture/dislocation to his ankle.

He was treated on site by ambulance service paramedics and Edale team members. Packaged into a scoop stretcher, followed by a swift transfer to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance and flown to the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield for further treatment

Following directly on, a second request from the ambulance service to attend an incident on the Monsal Trail. A 35 year old male cyclist had been ejected over his handlebars and sustained a dislocated shoulder and minor abrasions. He was treated on site by Edale team paramedics, including pain relief. Splinted onto a spinal board, which was placed onto a mountain rescue stretcher and evacuated by team members along the trail to ensure a smooth recovery as possible, avoiding a bumpy vehicle ride.