BOY RESCUED AFTER QUARRY FALL

Mountain rescue quarry rescue

Mountain rescue quarry rescue

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MOUNTAIN rescue teams were called to Stanton Moor, near Birchover, after a 16-year-old boy fell from a footbath into a disused quarry.

The accident, only just reported, happened on May 28 when the boy slipped off a footpath, falling 30 feet down a steep rough slope into the quarry.He was treated at the scene by a paramedic for possible knee and neck injuries and carried by the rescue team (pictured)to an ambulance to be taken to Chesterfield hospital.He was kept in hospital overnight for observation but was discharged the next day with no serious injuries.

An air ambulance and HART (Hazardous Area Response) team were also called to the incident but not needed.

Later that evening, the team were called out again when a vulnerable 76-year-old man was reported missing in the Clay Cross area. He had been reported missing after failing to show up at a relative’s house after setting off earlier that evening.

As team vehicles and search management staff were being mobilised, the man was located by police and the team were stood down.