Rescuers at the scene in Crowden Clough

Rescuers at the scene in Crowden Clough

A walker was airlifted from the Peak District’s highest fell after suffering serious injuries in a fall.

Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were alerted late on Sunday afternoon when the woman, from Cornwall, slipped while descending Crowden Brook after a walk on Kinder Scout.

The walker had fallen about 6m (20ft) in the incident in the upper reaches of the clough, suffering head and back injuries.

A spokesperson for Edale Mountain Rescue Team said: “Due to the location and possible injuries an RAF Sea King helicopter was requested which arrived on scene shortly after team members.

The walker is winched into the RAF Sea King

The walker is winched into the RAF Sea King

“After treatment by one of the team’s paramedics they were winched on to Rescue 128 [from RAF Leconfield] and flown to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

“The lady was found to be suffering from a number of fractured vertebrae, ribs and a skull fracture. All the injuries are non-life-threatening and she is currently recovering in hospital.”

Crowden Brook follows Crowden Clough from Upper Booth to the summit plateau of the 636m (2,087ft) hill.

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