Injured walker rescued by mountain rescue team after slipping in Peak District

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A woman on a walking holiday was rescued after slipping and injuring her arm in the Peak District.

Buxton Mountain Rescue were called to help the injured woman, from Watford, in the Woolpacks, on Kinder Scouts southern edge, on Tuesday afternoon.

Several passing walkers offers their help, including a family group of two adults and five children, who stayed with the woman throughout the incident.

The group started walking off the moor, and a mountain rescue team was alerted.

A few local members were asked to climb Jacobs Ladder to escort the walker down.

The group decided to stop walking and wait for the mountain rescue team to arrive when the weather started to deteriorate.

A spokesman for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team said: “Rescue leaders became concerned particularly for the children’s welfare and the possible aggravation that the walking and poor weather conditions may cause the lady’s arm injury.

“The Buxton team committed further personnel to the operation and asked the Edale team for support in case a stretcher evacuation became necessary.

“The casualty party was located in good spirits with all the children well wrapped up in their waterproof clothing, the casualty continued to walk down with some assistance, but the stretcher party was not required.

“Everyone was conveyed to Edale and the casualty was advised to visit a hospital before returning home.”

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