Date: Tue 30 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 20

Rivelin Valley

Incident 44 - Tuesday 30th June 2020, 17:56 A request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist one of their crews in the Rivelin Valley area of Sheffield. A mountain biker had taken a tumble and ended up injured in a stream. The ambulance crew were able to get to him to give medical care but required our services and specialist mountain rescue stretcher to extricate him back to the road and the awaiting ambulance. One of our team medics was the first to arrive and between the crew and our team member they managed to get him to walk up to the ambulance. Most of the rest of the team were stood down en route. It was straight to crag training after at Stoney Middleton.

Date: Sun 28 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 19

Lodge Moor

Incident 43 - Sunday 28th June 2020, 11:44hrs The team were contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist at an incident on the western edge of Sheffield, heat the Hallam Golf Club. A walker out for a Sunday stroll with family had stumbled and unfortunately fallen down a 5m cliff into a river gully. The call came in as the team were undertaking their monthly kit check session at base, so the team vehicles were able to respond straight away. Whilst the ambulance service and a BASICS doctor assessed the patient the team set up for the stretcher evacuation. The walker was secured on the mountain rescue stretcher and carried back up to the waiting ambulance. After the job was finished, it was back to base to decontaminate and sort the kit ready for the next incident.

Date: Sat 27 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 16

Woodhouse, Sheffield

Incident 42 - Saturday 27th June 2020, 12:00hrs The team was contacted by South Yorkshire Police to search for a missing vulnerable person in the Woodhouse Area of Sheffield. The search was centred around scrub and Woodland areas identified by the police as a priority to search. We also called on the services of Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England who provided six dog teams. Unfortunately a body was found by one of the search dogs after a couple of hours of searching. The team then assisted the police in transporting the deceased to the road. Our thoughts and condolences to family and friends at this sad time. Thanks to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service for the use of their facilities from where we coordinated our search.

Date: Thu 25 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 19

Barbrook Reservoir

Incident 41 - Thursday 25th June 2020, 16:00hrs The team was called to Barbrook Reservoir by East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist with the treatment and evacuation of a young sun worshipper who had injured their ankle in the rough ground next to the res and couldn't weight bear. The unfortunate individual swapped the views of the cloudless sky for our sweaty, masked up faces as they had their leg splinted and then evacuated by Stretcher back up to the warden's cottage before onward transport to an equally stifling (although probably less crowded) A & E department. The number of private cars at the main access gate did create a tight squeeze for both the ambulance and our vehicles and, although this incident was relatively minor, it is worth emphasising the need to park considerately for both local access and emergencies.

Date: Thu 25 Jun 2020

Team members involved: 13

Old Whittington

Incident 40 - Thursday 25th June 2020, 09:05hrs A cyclist heading to work along the footpath next to the river Rother in Old Whittington, Chesterfield collided with a rock that threw him off his bike and down into the water where he landed on his back amongst the boulders in the shallows. He had remained in this position for at least 30 minutes until attracting the attention of a passer by who called for assistance. Working with a doctor and a paramedic from the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland air ambulance and East Midlands ambulance service, the team evacuated the casualty from the river and then, using a back rope system, up the banking to the nearby industrial estate. Team members then returned to base to carry out the now standard decontamination procedures associated with covid-19.

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