A BOY aged 10 had to be saved by mountain rescuers after falling off his bicycle and sliding down a steep bank in the Peak District.
The youngster fell from his bike on the Monsal Trail, near Tideswell, sliding under a fence and 10 metres down the bank, narrowly avoiding another big drop down to the river below.
Volunteers from the Edale Mountain Rescue helped the child, who suffered back and chest injuries, and who was flown to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for treatment following the incident last Friday.
On Sunday, the team was called out again to assist a woman who had fractured her ankle while walking in woodland near Castleton.
Volunteers attended 114 mountain rescue call-outs in 2012.