Female climber suffers suspected broken leg in Peak District fall

Climber rescue in Stanage.

Climber rescue in Stanage.

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A female climber has suffered a suspected broken leg after falling in the Peak District today.

The Edale Mountain Rescue Team were called out at around 1.30pm this afternoon to Stanage to help the woman after she fell and hit a ledge.

Climber rescue in Stanage

Climber rescue in Stanage

A spokesman for the mountain rescue team said: “The fall was arrested but she was left suspended, fortunately a nearby climbing instructor was on hand who was able to rig a rescue lower and safety get the lady to the ground.

“Team members arrived and treated the suspected fractured leg with a splint and gave pain relief before placing the lady into our stretcher for the carry off to the ambulance.”

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