Edale rescuers have busy weekend

Mountain rescuers have been busy this weekend helping climbers in the Peak District.

The Edale Mountain Rescue Team rushed to High Neb, at Stanage Edge, Hathersage, at 3pm on Saturday following reports that a 54-year-old Alfreton man had fallen whilst leading a route and had taken a ground fall.

They treated him for a fractured pelvis and back pain.

He was given morphine for pain relief and immobilised in a pelvic splint and on a spinal board.

After being loaded onto a stretcher he was transferred to the Midlands Air Ambulance which had landed on the hillside. They then flew him to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

On Sunday afternoon the team was called to an injured mountain biker on a track above Ladybower Reservoir.

Team members arrived at the same time as the crew from the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

A 37-year-old man from Buxton had crashed whilst descending the track and had a very painful dislocated hip.

Working with the air ambulance paramedics he was given morphine, entenox and immobilised in a pelvic splint on a long board.

He was then carefully evacuated on a stretcher to where Helimed 54 had landed in front of the Ladybower Inn and flown to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.