Mountain biker injured in crash

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A female mountain biker sustained serious head injuries after a crash on Sunday.

The 23-year-old, who had been out riding with five friends, came off her bike at the top of Jacobs Ladder.

Owing to the severity of her injuries an RAF Sea King helicopter attended.

The rider was winched into the aircraft and taken to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital for treatment.

Sixteen members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called to an incident involving an injured mountain biker on Sunday evening. The incident site was between Edale Cross and the top of Jacobs Ladder, rescue personnel were bussed to the bottom of Jacobs Ladder and deployed on foot with equipment to the scene.

On arrival we located a party of five mountain bikers, one of which, a 23 year old female from Belper, Derbyshire had sustained serious head injuries after coming off her bike.

She was treated on site by team members including a team paramedic. Her injuries were such that an aerial evacuation was requested.

An RAF Sea King helicopter attended, however he couldn’t land on at the casualty site. The winchman was lowered and both the casualty and the team paramedic were winched into the aircraft and flown to the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield for further treatment.

The remainder of the mountain biker group and team personnel returned to Edale. We then deployed a couple of team members to collect our paramedic and equipment from Sheffield.