Mountain rescue volunteers and air ambulance called out to Thors Cave

Mountain rescue volunteers and air ambulance crews rescued a casualty from Thors cave who had slipped and dislocated their shoulder On Sunday 27th Februar.

Buxton mountain rescue team were contacted by the duty controller to attend an incident with Derby Mountain Rescue Team. A report had been received from West Midlands Ambulance Service that a walker had slipped in Thors Cave and had dislocated their right shoulder.

On arrival both teams located the casualty on the access path to the cave. The casualty had been assessed by Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance paramedics, the casualty was then packaged onto a mountain rescue stretcher and transferred down the slippy slope to the awaiting air ambulance.

Once safely on board the helicopter, the casualty was flown to Royal Stoke hospital.

Buxton And Derby mountain rescue teams are staffed by volunteers and rely on donations which can be made here for Buxton and here for Derby

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