Peak District teams to rescue in two fall incidents

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Rescue teams had to stretcher a fallen walker who had slipped while going down a footpath near the Chatsworth estate.

The incident, on Saturday February 21 at 3pm, led to members of Edale Mountain Rescue Team being called away from activities to Beeley village.

A male walker out with his family had slip[ed whilst descending a footpath across fields and emergency services had to be called as he had a suspected fracturer lower left leg and ankle.

He was initially treated by a paramedic at the scene before team members splinted his leg and carried him back to the road.

On Friday the same rescue team were called, along with the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance to the Burbage Valley to help a male found by walkers.

He had parked his car at Higger Tor lay-by the previous night and had possibly spent the night on the hill.

Passing walkers hadtried to warm him prior the teams arrival.

He was assessed by team and air ambulance medics and, having been found with head injuries following a likely fall, he was immobilised and treated for significant hypothermia.

He was then carried by members to the land ambulance and taken to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.