Air ambulance rescue drama on Peak District mountain summit

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A TEENAGE girl was airlifted to safety after injuring her back when she slipped on a mountain top in the Peak District.

The 15-year-old, from Chesterfield, was taking part in an outdoor activity day in the Crowden Tower area on Kinder Scout on Tuesday, when she slipped on the wet ground and jarred her back, which aggravated a previous injury and immobilised her.

The joint Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams’ squad was called to the Tipps Car Park, near Barber Booth.

The team was transported to the bottom of Crowden Brook and climbed the steep hillside to Crowden Tower carrying all the heavy equipment needed for a stretcher evacuation back down to Upper Booth.

Meanwhile, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance landed on the moor some distance below the casualty site.

The injured girl was treated by team members and air ambulance paramedics, made comfortable and placed on a mountain rescue stretcher to be carried to the aircraft.

The helicopter flew her to the rescue control at the Tipps Car Park, where she was transferred to a land ambulance and taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital for further treatment.