Mountain rescue workers carried a 12-year-old boy by stretcher through rocky woodland after he fell from a rope injuring his head and pelvis.
The youngster, from Sheffield, had fallen from the rope swing in Padley Gorge, near Grindleford – in an area difficult to get to by road.
A joint Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams snatch squad was called out to help East Midlands Ambulance Service bring the injured boy to safety.
Mountain rescue spokesman Ian Hurst said: “Paramedics treated the casualty.
“He was packaged and placed on to a mountain rescue stretcher, and then carried by team members to the waiting air ambulance which had landed below the gorge.”
The boy was flown to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.