Man fell 30ft while walking

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A SHEFFIELD teenager who fell more than 30ft breaking his hip and arm while out walking was carried to safety by mountain rescuers.

The 19-year-old was walking with two friends in the Crowden Valley near Black Hill, Derbyshire, when he plummeted on Saturday afternoon.

The North West Air Ambulance was first on scene but could not extricate the man from his location without the specialist help of mountain rescuers.

More than 20 volunteers from Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team combined with colleagues from Glossop Mountain Rescue Team to assist.

He was packed in a specialist vacuum mattress before being carried to the waiting helicopter for a short flight to hospital.

Woodhead team leader Keith Wakeley said: “At first we thought he was in a more remote location but it became clear it was a straight forward extrication.”