The teenager slipped near Lee House Farm in Edale. Photo: Chris Wimbush CC-BY-SA-2.0

The teenager slipped near Lee House Farm in Edale. Photo: Chris Wimbush CC-BY-SA-2.0

A teenager tackling a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition was rescued after injuring himself.

The 18-year-old was walking in the Peak District with a group from a school in Croydon when he slipped while crossing a stile and suffered back injuries.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out yesterday about 11.30am to the site close to Lee House Farm near Upper Booth in Edale.

Ambulance paramedics and the crew of an air ambulance treated the man and he was put on a spinal board.

The mountain rescue team then helped stretcher the walker across a boggy section of countryside and across a river to where the air ambulance was waiting.

He was then airlifted for further treatment.

Nine volunteer members of the team were involved in the rescue.

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