CallOut 424: Waping Mine

We were called at 6:20am to assist extracting an injured person from a mine near Matlock Bath. The casualty had had a fall and had injured her shoulder, arm and head.

Working with the East Midlands Ambulance Service Hazardous area rescue team she was made more comfortable and placed on a stretcher ready to be evacuated from the mine. Due to the constricted nature of the mine entrance DCRO did a bit of engineering work to make the extraction easier. Once safely out of the mine she was handed over to a waiting ambulance.

We wish her a speedy recovery!Thanks to East Midlands Ambulance Service and the HART team – always nice to work with other teams! Also thanks to Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service – their well equipped rescue unit was on scene and ready to help should they be needed.

Rescuers wearing Covid PPE recovering equipment outside the entrance.