Injured angler helped from riverside by rescue team

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A man who injured his leg while fishing in Sheffield had to be helped by a mountain rescue team.

More than 20 volunteers from Woodhead Mountain Rescue team were called to help paramedics after the man, aged in his thirties, hurt his leg while fishing on the River Don near Leppings Lane, Hillsborough.

The paramedics had been unable to transport the man as the exit path was too narrow.

He was treated on site and the team used a mountain rescue stretcher to carry him to the road.

Keith Wakeley, Woodhead Mountain Rescue team leader, said: “It’s not often we are called to the centre of Sheffield. However, given the location of the casualty it would have been impossible for the ambulance crew to get the man to the ambulance.”