The Edale MRT was called to three incidents in 19 hours

The Edale MRT was called to three incidents in 19 hours

A mountain biker was rescued after falling and injuring herself on a Peak District trail.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out today by the East Midlands Ambulance Service after the woman fell while descending a wet slippery track on the south side of Ladybower Reservoir.

The team was alerted at lunchtime and arrived to find the biker complaining of painful wrist and ankle injuries. She had also hit her head, damaging her helmet.

She received pain relief then the rescue team splinted her ankle and wrist and she was placed on a board in case she had suffered a back injury.

The rescuers then carried her a short distance to the waiting ambulance.

The rescuers were on the scene quickly as some of the team were returning to base from water-rescue training and others were at the team’s Hope headquarters after an early morning callout.

The volunteer rescuers were called at 2.30am to a campsite in the Burbage valley where a man had collapsed at a campsite in a forestry plantation. They were met by a camper at the Toad’s Mouth car park who guided them to an unconscious man who was camping at the site.

A spokesperson for the team said: “His airway was secured and his condition stabilised before he was evacuated by a hasty stretcher carry to a waiting ambulance.”

The Edale team was also in action on Saturday evening when they tended to a man who had fallen off a rope swing in the Rivelin Valley, Sheffield and suffered a suspected broken ankle. His leg was put in a splint and he was stretchered across a stream and carried to a 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.”

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