The first climber was injured in a fall on Stanage Edge. Photo: Darren Copley CC-BY-2.0

The first climber was injured in a fall on Stanage Edge. Photo: Darren Copley [CC-2.0]

Two climbers were airlifted to hospital after separate falls on Peak District crags.

Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were called to help a man who had fallen about 5m (16ft) from a route on Stanage Edge on Wednesday.

The climber suffered head, chest and suspected back injuries in the fall. The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance also attended the incident.

A spokesperson for Edale MRT said: “He was treated and packaged by the air ambulance crew before being evacuated to the roadside.

“While the above rescue was going on, we received another call to a climbing accident on Burbage South. This time a female climber had suffered head and back injuries as well as being knocked unconscious after her fall.”

Some of the rescuers left the first rescue scene and were joined by additional members of the teams responding to the second call. The climber was treated at the scene by a team doctor and taken to the top of the crag to the waiting Midlands Air Ambulance.

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