The walker was airlifted from the top of Wildboar Grain on Bleaklow

The walker was airlifted from the top of Wildboar Grain on Bleaklow

A woman was airlifted from the Peak District’s second-highest hill in an operation involving 50 volunteers and lasting almost six hours.

The 24-year-old from Oxfordshire was with a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award group on Bleaklow when she got into difficulties.

Glossop Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3pm on Monday to go to the walker’s aid and an RAF helicopter also flew to the scene.

A team member said she had set off from Crowden in the morning, heading for Hayfield, but had fallen over and was unable to continue walking because of a pain in the chest.

The Kinder team was also called out and the group was found at the top of Wildboar Grain near Bleaklow Head.

A Glossop team spokesperson said: “The DofE group had made up their tents and helped the injured female into a survival bag.

“When members of both Glossop and Kinder teams arrived she was treated on scene and carried to a point where the RAF Sea King could land, with some skilful flying in very poor visibility.”

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