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Mountain rescue called to Dovedale

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: April 21, 2014

Mountain rescue called to Dovedale

Mountain rescue called to Dovedale

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DERBY Mountain Rescue were called out on Saturday evening to a 31-year-old woman with a suspected broken ankle on Bunster Hill near Dovedale.

The woman, from Essex, had been out walking when she slipped and sustained a painful ankle injury. Initially, the air ambulance were contacted but as the light was fading, it was decided to call mountain rescue volunteers as the helicopter would not have been able to recover the casualty before the darkness fell and the aircraft was unable to fly.

Sixteen members of the team responded to the call along with a WMAS paramedic and ambulance crew and a community first responder. The woman treated on scene and evacuated from the hill by the rescue team to the waiting ambulance, where she was taken to North Staffs Hospital in Stoke for further treatment.

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