The injured walker was airlifted from Fairbrook Naze, left

The injured walker was airlifted from Fairbrook Naze, left

An injured walker was airlifted on Monday from the Peak District’s highest hill.

There was initial confusion after Kinder Mountain Rescue Team was given a grid reference that put the casualty near the bottom of William Clough on Kinder Scout.

An update placed the injured walker on Fairbrook Naze, about 4km (2½miles) away.

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance also flew to the scene and the Hayfield-based Kinder team requested help from Glossop Mountain Rescue Team because the rescue location had changed.

Kinder team leader Neale Pinkerton said: “Fortunately, the crew were able to get the casualty to the aircraft themselves and evacuate him, allowing both teams to stand down.”

On Saturday, the Kinder team was called out to look for a missing person in the Crowden Clough area of Kinder Scout, which is normally covered by the Edale Team, which had been called out after reports of a collapsed walker near Jacob’s Ladder on the southern slopes of the hill.

Mr Pinkerton said: “However, their casualty was not there but potentially further into our area near Red Brook.

“So as the jobs progressed, we swopped. Fortunately, the collapsed walker was found and evacuated by Helimed before we were able to get on scene and the missing vulnerable was located quickly by the police so both teams were stood down to sort out the paper work.”

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