Mountain team rescues man who fell 20ft

Derby Mountain Rescue Team were called to Thorpe Cloud at Dovedale to a man who had fallen down a steep scree slope.

The incident happened when two men in their early 20 were descending from the popular hill down a steep slope covered with small loose pebbles. One of the men lost his footing and tumbled around 20 feet down the hill, injuring his left ankle.

The team, along with a WMAS ambulance crew, an air ambulance and the Alstonfield and Wetton First Responders attended the scene and a team Land Rover was used to ford the shallow river in order to drive the casualty back across the river and to a waiting road ambulance. He was then taken to North Staffs Hospital for further treatment.

Thorpe Cloud is the most common single location for callouts the Derby team, due in part to the steepness of the hill and the large amount of visitors who climb it all year round.