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Airlift from Thorpe Cloud

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: April 08, 2014

Airlift from Thorpe Cloud
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DERBY Mountain Rescue Team were called to Dovedale on Monday afternoon to rescue a nine-year-old boy who had suffered an injury on Thorpe Cloud.

The boy and his family, were walking down the 300-metre landmark when he slipped and injured his legs.

The team, along with the air ambulance, were called as he was located some distance up the steep hill.

Air ambulance medics were first on scene and provided initial treatment. Fourteen members of the rescue team attended the incident and were used to evacuate the casualty by a stretcher backed up by a rope system down the slippery slope and through the river to a waiting ambulance. He was then taken to the Royal Derby Hospital for further treatment.

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In most years, Thorpe Cloud is the site most visited by Derby Mountain Rescue due to its popularity with visitors to the area.

A team spokesman said: “Thorpe Cloud is a very popular climb for families visiting the famous stepping stones and unfortunately, its steep paths regularly lead to trips and falls, which occasionally need our assistance.

“We wish the injured lad a speedy recovery and hope he gets to enjoy the rest of his holiday.”

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