Woman suffers broken leg on birthday walk

A woman celebrating her 60th birthday ended up in hospital after she slipped and broke her leg while walking in Castleton.

Members of Buxton MRT and Edale MRTs were called out to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service with a casualty on the hillside near Mam Tor on Friday afternoon.

Heavy rain had made the hillside extremely slippery turning recognised paths in to mud trails.

The woman, from Nottingham, was on a short walk when she had slipped and sustained a fractured upper leg. Mountain Rescue first aiders followed by an MR Doctor treated the casualty administering pain relief before she was carefully placed on a rescue stretcher for the carry down to the waiting ambulance.

The onset of darkness also complicated the evacuation but the casualty and her husband were soon at the ambulance and ready for transport to hospital.