Sheffield climber injured in cliff fall

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A Sheffield climber who fell 25ft from a cliff was recovered in a dramatic Peak District rescue operation.

Volunteer mountain rescue teams, RAF sea rescue, the ambulance service, firefighters and police worked to find and help the 42-year-old man after he fell in Matlock Bath.

The man had been climbing High Tor with his partner when he fell on Saturday afternoon.

His rescue took several hours due to the inacessible location and difficult path back to the road.

Kevin Corcoran, from Derby Mountain Rescue said: “It was a difficult rescue, requiring the talents of a number of different agencies, but it was gratifying to see how well all services were able to work seamlessly together to carry out an effective rescue.

“The RAF crew deserve special mention as they only had a narrow gap of about six feet between the cliff and the trees to lower their winchman and raise the casualty, which took some superb flying.”

The man was taken to hospital in Nottingham with a suspected broken ankle.