Mountain rescue team helps injured walker in Derbyshire

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A walker had to be rescued from Dam Dale in Peak Forest after slipping on mud and fracturing his ankle.

The Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called to help the East Midlands Ambulance Service after the 58-year-old man from Knottingley became immobilised.

He was treated by paramedics on site, packaged and carried to the nearest farm, where the ambulance was waiting.

He was then transferred to the Chesterfield Royal Hospital for treatment.

The Buxton team thanked the local farmer for helping to make sure the casualty was safely rescued on Sunday.

Later on the same afternoon, 25 Buxton team members were called to help the Edale team dealing with a number of simultaneous incidents on and under Kinder Scout’s Southern Edge.

Some of the incidents resulted from the Edale Skyline Race and all were complicated by the appalling weather conditions of strong winds and heavy, driving rain

Hypothermia, in various degrees of advancement was a major factor in three cases brought on by the severe wind chill.

One fell runner was assisted down from Grindslow Knoll and another from Ringing Roger.

However, a third report of a collapsed male at the top of Grindsbrook caused the greatest concern. It took some time to locate the hypothermic casualty and a few team members were airlifted to the top of Grindsbook by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter.

When the third man was located, he was very cold and wet. The casualty was treated on site before being carried to the helicopter and flown to Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester for treatment.