Rescue helicopter called out as climber injured in Peak District

The rescue in the Peak District
The rescue in the Peak District

A climber was taken to hospital by helicopter after falling while out in the Peak District.

The incident happened on Saturday evening on Dovestone Tor, Derwent Edge, and left the man with suspected back and cervical spine injuries.

Members of the Edale Mountain Rescue Team came to his aid before a Coastguard helicopter was sent out to him due to the nature of his injuries and the remote location.

The incident was part of a busy Bank Holiday weekend for the mountain rescue team, who were combining a weekend of fundraising around the region with their normal duties.

On Saturday morning, they helped a woman who had fallen and was suspected to have broken her leg in woods near Linacre Reservoir.

On Monday, while fundraising in Bakewell, the team helped treat an elderly lady who had fallen and banged her head.

A second incident on the same day saw team members who had been fundraising in Hathersage assist a 15-year-old boy who had been hit by a car.

He was given gas and kept warm while the team waited for Yorkshire Air Ambulance to arrive with police and paramedics.