Derbyshire–based team goes to the rescue

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Mountain rescuers were called to a remote spot to help a climber.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called to the Roaches, near Leek, in Sunday.

A 21–year–old male climber from the Northamptonshire area had fallen and his protection had failed, causing him to hit the ground.

Despite wearing a helmet he sustained serious head and neck injuries.

He was treated on site by the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance doctor, evacuated by stretcher with the help of local climbers and team members and flown to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further treatment.

The rescue team was then asked to assist the ambulance service with a 29–year–old male walker from the Stoke area.

He had sustained a painful knee injury whilst walking the Roaches Ridge.

He was treated on site by ambulance service paramedics, packaged, placed onto our specialist stretcher and carried by team members, some 500 metres to the ambulance waiting at the Roaches Gate.

He was then transferred to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further treatment.