Climber rescued after fall at The Roaches

The injured climber is stretchered to an awaiting air ambulance by Buxton Mountain Rescue Team. Photo: West Midlands Ambulance Service.

The injured climber is stretchered to an awaiting air ambulance by Buxton Mountain Rescue Team. Photo: West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling from a rock while ‘free-climbing’ at a North Staffordshire beauty spot.

The climber, aged in his 30s, sustained a broken collar bone and injuries to his shoulder after the ten-metre plunge at The Roaches.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, who attended the incident shortly after midday today (Sunday), said: “A paramedic area support officer was the first to arrive and was met by a representative of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust who helped identify the exact location of the rock and the conditions of the terrain.

 

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