Call Out 398: Blue John Cavern

Whilst we had a large contingent of Team members deployed on a training exercise in the nearby Peak Cavern a real shout came in before a comms network had been set-up using our specialist underground radios, making a large part of the team hard to contact!
Luckily we already have a joint tasking system in place with our Mountain Rescue Colleagues and it was a joint call out with Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team  assisting East Midlands ambulance service so we had sufficient personnel available on the surface.

DCRO working with Edale MRT, Buxton MRT and EMAS to extract a casualty from Blue John Cavern

The Blue John show cave visitor who had broken her ankle was brought back up the 250+ steps of the cavern and taken to hospital – we wish her a speedy recovery.