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For the third time in five days, Derby Mountain Rescue Team have been called to Dovedale to assist an injured walker.

In the latest incident on Wednesday 15 August, a woman and her family were descending the path from the summit of Thorpe Cloud towards the Dovedale Stepping Stones, when she slipped and injured her ankle.

The DLRAA Air Ambulance and an EMAS road ambulance crew also attended the incident providing initial treatment .

Following this, 12 members of the rescue team evacuated the woman by stretcher and rope system down to the valley below and across the river to a waiting ambulance.

The woman was then taken directly to the Royal Derby Hospital for further treatment.

The team have now been called out eight times this year to incidents occurring at this location – with the majority of calls being to people breaking or injuring an ankle whilst descending the Thorpe Cloud path.

A team spokesman said: “The high number of calls to this area is not so much due to the terrain being particularly hazardous, but due to the sheer volume of people who visit the area and choose to climb the iconic hill.

“It’s perhaps one of the most visited beauty spots in the whole of the Peak District, so it’s hardly surprising.”