Cyclist and young boy taken to hospital after falls in Peak District

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A mountain biker from Sheffield was taken to hospital with a suspected broken collar bone after coming off his bike in the Peak District.

He crashed at the top of Jacobs Ladder during a ride on Bank Holiday Monday.

Volunteers from Buxton Mountain Rescue Team responded to calls for help and the cyclist was given first aid at the scene before being placed on a stretcher and carried to a waiting ambulance.

He was then transferred to hospital in Sheffield for further treatment.

The mountain rescue team members were at Buxton Spring Fair raising awareness of their volunteer work when they received the emergency calls for help.

They were joined by members of Edale mountain rescue team who were fundraising in the area.

Following the rescue the teams were alerted to a five-year-old boy who had suffered head and facial injuries after falling onto a rock near to Back Tor on the Great Ridge.

The youngster, from Mansfield, was drifting in and out of consciousness.

He was flown off the ridge by an air ambulance and then taken to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.