Team members at one of the afternoon's incidents. Photo: Derby MRT

Team members at one of the afternoon's incidents. Photo: Derby MRT

A rescue team was called out three times in succession in one afternoon to deal with injured walkers and a climber.

Derby Mountain Rescue Team was alerted shortly after 1pm on Sunday when a walker suffered a head injury in Dovedale.

The 67-year-old had fallen face first down a steep slope.

The man was treated by team members, lowered down the steep slope and carried to the river crossing by the stepping stones. He was then handed over to an ambulance crew.

As the incident was concluding, team members were called to Matlock where a man in his 20s had fallen while bouldering and broken his leg.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service staff joined the Derby MRT volunteers, along with some of the Edale team.

The injured climber was stabilised and carried out to the road to be taken to hospital by ambulance.

The third callout saw the team were called back to Dovedale to help ambulance staff with two separate casualties, one young male with a broken leg and an elderly lady who had collapsed.

A Derby MRT spokesperson said: “Both were treated by East Midlands Ambulance Service. The team stood down and returned to base to check the vehicles and prepare them for the next callout, leaving the base just after 5.30pm.”

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