Rescuers in action at the Abbey Brook incident. Photo: Edale MRT

Rescuers in action at the Abbey Brook incident. Photo: Edale MRT

A walker was airlifted from remote Peak District moorland after he broke his leg.

The man, in his 50s, fell awkwardly while crossing the stream in Abbey Brook above the Derwent Reservoirs on Sunday.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out and requested help from an RAF helicopter.

A team spokesperson said the man was with a friend who climbed back up a hill to a site where he could get a mobile phone signal.

The spokesperson said: “Team members were already at our base in Hope and were quickly able to make their way to the incident.

“In the meantime, given the location, a request was made for a Royal Air Force Sea King helicopter to assist.

“The injured man was treated at the scene by team members and his leg put back into the correct alignment before he was winched from the scene by Rescue 128 [from RAF Leconfield] and flown to hospital in Sheffield.”

The team also dealt with two walkers earlier in the week. In the first incident, a 50-year-old man walking in Lathkill Dale suffered a ruptured varicose vein, leading to heavy bleeding.

The Edale team found the walker and treated him at the scene before the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance airlifted him to hospital in Sheffield.

Soon afterwards, team members were called to a young woman on Derwent Edge who had collapsed while on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition. She was unconscious for several minutes, the team said.

The spokesperson said: “The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance had just delivered the previous casualty to hospital and were able to land close to this new incident as team members were making their way up on foot.”

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