Mountain team race to save stricken dog

Edale Mountain Rescue Team rescue a climber who fell and broke his leg at Froggatt Edge.
Edale Mountain Rescue Team rescue a climber who fell and broke his leg at Froggatt Edge.
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A stricken greyhound was saved by mountain rescuers after it fell down a rock face while out walking in the Peak District with its owner.

The injured dog was near Grindsbrook on Kinder Scout when it got into difficulties.

Members of Edale Mountain Rescue team were dispatched to the scene and helped the owner carry the animal to safety.

The next day the team helped a climber who had fallen and broken his leg on Froggatt Edge.

He was treated on scene by team members and then carried back to the road for transport to hospital by ambulance.

A spokesman for the Edale Mountain Rescue team said it had already been a busy start to the spring.

Last week the team was called out to help a fallen climber who had dislocated his ankle on Birchen’s Edge, near Baslow.

The team spokesman said while they were packing their kit away, they were asked to help a cyclist who had gone over his handle bars on the Monsal Trail near Miller’s Dale.

The cyclist, who had dislocated his shoulder, was given pain relief and stretchered back to a waiting ambulance.

And finally, last Friday the team was called out to help an elderly man who had suffered a stroke while walking with his grandson near Great Hucklow.