Big fall for rock climber

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A CLIMBER was airlifted to hospital after falling four metres while scaling a rock face in the Peaks.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance were called to the scene as the casualty was difficult to access by land.

Upon arrival it was discovered that the climber, a 27-year-old male, had seriously injured his ankle in the fall.

The casualty was given pain relief on the scene and his ankle was put into a splint.

He was then taken to Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, for further treatment.

A spokesperson for DLRAA said: “Falls account for approximately 11 per cent of all of our call outs, and in the summer months particularly, we find that we attend a lot of climbing accidents in the Peak District.

“We urge everyone to take care and stay safe.”