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Mountain rescue volunteers rescue woman after 30 foot fall

Derby Mountain rescue volunteers were called out this afternoon after a lady had fallen from a pathway in Ilam at around 16:40.

The woman fallen down a steep slope approximately 30 feet stopping just before reaching the river.


She was treated in the scene by mountain rescue volunteers before being taken to Royal Stoke University hospital by West Midlands ambulance service.
A spokesperson for the team said
“The team were called just before 4:40pm to Ilam, a lady had fallen from a footpath partway up Hinkley Wood, tumbled down a steep slope through the woodland approx 30 feet stopping short of the river.

She was treated on scene by the team, lowered the rest of the way to the river on our stretcher and carried across the river by team members. She was then taken up to Ilam hall to be handed over to the care of West Midlands Ambulance Service who took her to the Royal Stoke hospital for further treatment.

Needless to say, all of this was undertaken following our covid19 protocols. A busy and wet day for the team.”

This was the second callout in a matter of hours for the team after earlier assisting a woman at Thorpe cloud who had fallen and sustained a leg injury

Joe Pointon
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