Mountain rescuers attend a call out to same place on the same day for three years running so is it unlucky or just a bad coincidence?
Emergency services were called to Hell Bank Plantation near Beeley on Saturday, New Year’s Day, when a mountain biker needed to be taken to hospital after a horror crash.
While descending a track, he fell over the handlebars.
The man was taken to the major trauma centre in Sheffield where he was treated for pelvic injuries.
Edale Mountain Rescue Team attended the incident in what was a bizarre callout for them.
A team spokesman said: “Hell Bank Plantation has now been the setting for our first job of the year for the past three years running.
“Incidents happened there on New Year’s Day in 2015 and 2014 – a very strange coincidence.”
The spokesman added: “We ended 2015 with a total of 138 callouts which is just two shy of our record of 140 which occurred in 2010.
“We were particularly active again during the Christmas break, with three local callouts including one on Christmas Day, as well as attending the floods in Lancashire and York on Boxing Day. Prior to that, we were also involved in the Carlisle and Cumbria flooding incidents.
“Our voluntary members, for the most part, now head back to work – but the team remains on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and will be as vigilant as ever for the challenges sure to be faced in 2016.”