Cyclist winched to safety after fall

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A cyclist had to be winched into an rescue helicopter with a paramedic after sustaining serious injuries following an accident.

The 23–year–old female casualty had been in a group of five cyclists when she had come off her mountain bike while cycling between Edale Edale Cross and the top of Jacob’s Ladder on Sunday.

Sixteen members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called to the incident at 6.30pm.

The woman had serious head injuries after falling from her bike and she was treated on the scene by team members, including the team paramedic.

An RAF Sea King helicopter attended, however couldn’t land on at the casualty site.

The winchman was lowered and both the casualty and the team paramedic were winched into the aircraft and flown to the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield for further treatment.

The remainder of the mountain biker group and team personnel returned to Edale. The paramedic and equipment were then picked up by other team members from Sheffield. The incident was closed at 9.55pm.