Walkers helped by rescue teams

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a WOMAN from Rotherham was taken to hospital with a fractured wrist after slipping on steep ground above the Monsal Trail in Derbyshire.

The 45-year-old was walking along the platelayers track, a high level path linking Litton Mill and Cressbrook, when she fell.

Members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team gave her pain relief and splinted her wrist before carrying her on a stretcher to an ambulance.

She was then transferred to Chesterfield Royal Hospital for further treatment.

Rescue team leader Neil Carruthers said: “We carried out a short, but difficult, evacuation using ropes across very steep ground.”

Mountain rescue team volunteers from Buxton also used a stretcher to carry a teenage girl to an ambulance after she slipped while walking with a friend down a steep grassy bank inside Peveril Castle, Castleton.

The 13-year-old schoolgirl, from Kingsley in Norfolk, was visiting Derbyshire on an adventure with her scout group and staying at the Gradbach Scout Camp

She suffered lower leg injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken by an ambulance to Buxton Cottage Hospital.

The rescue was the team’s 43rd call-out this year and involved nine team members.

The team is a registered charity totally dependent on donations from the public. It costs around £30,000 a year to maintain the rescue service.