Twisted knee walker airlifted

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MOUNTAIN rescue workers were called out to help a walker who had suffered a twisted knee.

The incident happened on Kinder Scout and 10 volunteers from the Buxton Mountain Rescue team attended.

Mountain rescue spokesman Ian Bunting said: “A 22 year old male walker from the Doncaster area had twisted his knee whilst crossing the Kinder Plateau with friends in the Crowden Head area.

“Team personnel were deployed but due to distance we requested an air ambulance to assist.”

Mr Bunting added that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was called to evacuate the walker to Edale Village, where he was met again by mountain rescue members.

The injured walker refused hospital treatment after the incident, at about 12.15pm on Wednesday, and preferred to make his own way home. Mr Bunting said: “He was advised to seek medical assistance.”