Edale MRT to the Rescue

A CLIMBER was airlifted to hospital after falling 20ft at Curbar Edge in the Peak District. He was climbing in the Avalanche Wall area when he fell at around 3pm on Saturday. Edale Mountain Rescue Team treated him for lower back pain before carrying him to an air ambulance scrambled to deal with the casualty.

Crew members, joined by members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, helped an injured walker in Grindsbrook, above Edale, later in the day. The 24-year-old had slipped while descending into Edale and suffered a dislocated shoulder. Rescuers carried him on a stretcher to an ambulance and he was driven to hospital in Chesterfield for treatment.

As the teams were returning to their vehicles they were informed a 66-year-old walker, from Bournemouth, had collapsed with exhaustion and hypothermia near to Edale Cross.

What would we do without them – all volunteers. Have any of the three rescued made a donation to the MRT coffers? If they haven’t then ought too!


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