Paraglider breaks ankle in crash landing in Castleton

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A paraglider suffered an open fracture of the ankle after crash landing near Castleton.

The 59-year-old, from Bollington, near Macclesfield, crashed on the hillside above Blue John Cavern on Friday.

It was his first accident in 30 years of flying.

Members of Buxton and Edale mountain rescue teams gave him pain relief and carried him on a stretcher to an ambulance, which took him to hospital for further treatment.

On Saturday a 15-year-old girl on a school geography trip slipped on a boulder and injured her knee at Grindsbrook Clough, Edale.

Mountain rescue team volunteers carried her on a stretcher to an ambulance in Edale and she was transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.