Mountain rescuers help injured climber and walkers

Mountain rescue teams in action at Peak Dale

Mountain rescue teams in action at Peak Dale

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Mountain rescue volunteers helped a climber who had fallen five metres and broken his ankle, a young woman who had slipped, and a poorly man aged 82 – all within three-and-a-half hours.

Members of Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams had to travel to locations across the national park to help the casualties.

Mountain rescue team at Errwood, in the Peak District

Mountain rescue team at Errwood, in the Peak District

Mountain rescue spokesman Ian Hurst said: “The first incident was a call to assist the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

“A 24-year-old girl had slipped while walking in fields at Peak Dale and sustained a suspected fracture or dislocation of her ankle.

“She was treated by the ambulance crew on site and carried by rescue team members to the waiting land ambulance in the village.

“The casualty was then transported to Macclesfield District General Hospital for further treatment.”

He added: “The second incident immediately followed, again to assist the ambulance service.

“The team was called to Errwood Hall Car Park, Goyt Valley, following a report of an 82-year-old male who was with a rambling party at Errwood Hall and was suffering a medical event, which incapacitated him.

“He was treated on site by ambulance service personnel and carried by team members on a stretcher to the waiting ambulance at the car park.

“He was then transported to the Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport for further treatment.”

After coming away from Errwood, the crew was called out for a third time, to Stanage Edge, near Sheffield.

Mr Hurst said: “A 42-year-old male had fallen about five metres, sustaining a suspected fractured ankle.

“The climber was treated on site by mountain rescue paramedics, before being packaged and carried on a stretcher to the waiting land ambulance at Hooks Carr.

“He was then transported to hospital for further treatment.”

The three incidents all took place on Wednesday.

The previous day, Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called to Sheffield to search for a missing man.

The group was contacted in the early evening on Tuesday by South Yorkshire Police to assist with the search in the south of the city.

The man was located by police before mountain rescuers started their search.

■ Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams are both registered charities and are appealing for donations and fundraising.

Visit www.edalemrt.co.uk for details.

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