Show unfolds on Longstone Edge

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were forced to make a flying exit from a display to attend to the injuries of a seriously-injured cyclist.

On Sunday morning, the team had to dash from the High Peak Emergency Services Show to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team at the incident on Longstone Edge.

The cyclist had been riding with a group of friends across the trail and had slammed his brakes on to avoid an oncoming vehicle – causing him to fly over the handle bars.

Despite wearing a helmet, the 47-year-old sustained serious head injuries on the hard surface track and had to be treated on site by doctors and paramedics.

Medical intervention was required at the scene and the cyclist was flown to the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, for further treatment.

Neil Carruthers, Buxton Team Leader, said: “This gentleman was very ill and we had to stabilise him and get him to hospital care as soon as possible.”