Rescuers save three women

Drama: Mountain Rescue volunteers at Derwent Edge.
Drama: Mountain Rescue volunteers at Derwent Edge.
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mountain rescuers carried an injured climber to safety on a stretcher across moorland to a helicopter after she plunged from one of the Peak District’s most remote precipices.

The young woman fell at Dovestone Tor on Derwent Edge, north of Ladybower reservoir, and suffered facial injuries as well as a possible spinal injury.

A spokesman for Edale Mountain Rescue said: “The team gets called to lots of fallen climbers – we have some of the most popular outcrop climbing in the world on our patch – but in 12 years we have never been called to a climber on Derwent Edge.

“This edge is one of the more remote climbing crags in the area with a long walk in from the nearest road.”

The incident happened on Saturday, and Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance arrived shortly before the first mountain rescue team members.

The mountain rescue spokesman said: “After being assessed, she was loaded onto our stretcher and vacuum mattress and carried to the aircraft which had been forced to land some distance away.”

On the same day, the team helped a woman who had fallen off her bike on the Monsal Trail near Great Longstone and broken her leg.

And on Wednesday, September 5, the team rescued a young woman who injured her ankle while she was running in woodland between Grindleford and Hathersage.