Three call-outs for mountain rescue team

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Edale Mountain Rescue team had a busy weekend with three call-outs, including one to help a paraglider pilot who had crashed.

On Saturday, the team were called to a climber who had fallen on Millstone Edge above Hathersage. The 45-year-old woman from York had fallen five metres and landed on a ledge around 50 feet above the ground.

A team doctor climbed down to the ledge to assess the woman’s injuries while other team members set up a rope system to recover the casualty. The woman was treated on the ledge for serious multiple fractures to both legs as well as potential pelvic and spinal injuries. The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) was called and she was airlifted to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield for treatment.

While packing away their kit, the team were called to a paraglider pilot who had crashed on Bradwell Edge. He had a badly broken leg and was treated on scene by team members before being flown to Sheffield by the same air ambulance crew.

On Sunday afternoon, the team were called to help an 18-year-old climber who had fallen at Burbage South, suffering a head injury. He was also flown to hospital in Sheffield by the DLRAA.