Walker rescued after Peaks fall

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A WALKER had to be airlifted to safety by a mountain rescue team when they became stuck on a hillside in the Peak District.

The walker fell down a ravine near Peveril Castle, in Castleton, yesterday afternoon.

Rescue volunteers were called out to the scene to free them at about 4pm.

An RAF Sea King helicopter was also needed to lift the stranded walker out of the ravine on a stretcher, and motorists stopped on nearby Winnats Pass to watch as the rescue operation unfolded.

Eyewitness Martyn Johnson said: “It looked as if someone had fallen down a cleft in the hills.

“The helicopter dropped someone off to rescue them and pull them up on a stretcher.

“The mountain rescue teams deserve a medal.”