Firefighters mounted a rescue operation after a casualty fell into a river in New Mills.
Crews from New Mills, Buxton and Matlock were called to Wirksmoor Road at about 9.05pm last night.
A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said: “The incident involved a middle-aged casualty who had fallen 50m down a steep embankment and was rescued from a river.
“They were left in the care of paramedics.”
Police were also in attendance.