Rescuers carry the walker to the air ambulance

Rescuers carry the walker to the air ambulance

Two mountain rescue teams went to the aid of a man who suffered serious injuries when he fell while walking with friends.

More than 20 volunteer members of the Woodhead and Glossop Mountain Rescue Teams were called to the scene in the Crowden Valley after the 19-year-old from Sheffield broke his hip and arm in a 10m (33 feet) fall near Black Hill in the Peak District.

His two companions raised the alarm yesterday afternoon and the North West Air Ambulance flew to the site, but its crew could not extricate the walker from his position and called on the expertise of the mountain rescue teams.

Rescue teams treat the man

Rescue teams treat the man

He was placed in a vacuum mattress and carried to the waiting helicopter by mountain rescuers.

Woodhead MRT team leader Keith Wakeley said: “It was first thought that the young man was in a more remote location with a long carry off, but on arrival it soon became clear that it was a straightforward extrication and carry to the helicopter.”

Black Hill, at 582m (1,909ft), is the third highest of the Peak District’s fells and is the highest point in West Yorkshire.

  • A rescue team in the Lake District is mourning the death of one of its key helpers.

Search dog Beinn died, aged six, after attending more than 100 callouts with his handler Roger Pickup and the Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team. The tricolour border collie had worked with the team for three years.

A spokesperson for the team said: “He had made some fantastic finds, undoubtedly saving the lives of those involved.

“Beinn will be much missed by the team and our best wishes go out to Beinn’s many friends. He will be as much missed foraging for biscuit crumbs around base as he will be out on the hill.”

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