MRT called out SIX times in one day

A MOUNTAIN rescue team had a busy weekend with SIX rescues in the Peak  District in one day.

Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist one stricken walker and  five injured runners during the ‘Lads Leap’ fell race in the Crowden area of the  Peak District last Saturday.

The team’s first call-out was at 11.15am when the ambulance service asked for  assistance to a man in his 70s who had fallen on Bolsterstones.

Other calls came in early afternoon to assist an injured runner who had also  damaged their ankle during the fell race and in a separate incident at the same  event a runner suffered leg injuries.

But one of the most serious calls came in around 1.30pm when a runner,  attempting to overtake, had seriously injured her knee.

The runner was initially treated on the hillside before being carried to the  track 400m below where she was taken to race control.

The final calls came in an hour later when first aid was given to a nasty  gash to a runner’s knee and lastly an injury to a runner’s twisted ankle.

All injured runners were assisted by the mountain rescue team to the race  control.

Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team are a registered charity made up of volunteers – many from the Holme Valley.

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