The injured woman is winched into the Sea King from Fairbrook. Photo: Glossop MRT

The injured woman is winched into the Sea King from Fairbrook. Photo: Glossop MRT

A woman was rescued from the Peak District’s highest hill after falling and injuring herself.

The 59-year-old was assessing a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award team when she fell at the top of Fairbrook on Kinder Scout.

Glossop Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the incident on Saturday and colleagues from the Edale team joined them in the rescue on the hill.

A Glossop team spokesperson said: “The team was in Manor Park for the annual carnival, where we were giving safety advice and raising funds for the team.

“As we were packing away for the day we were called out for a 59-year-old female who had fallen at the top of Fairbrook on the northern edge of Kinder Scout.

“The woman was a DofE assessor and had just let her group pass by where she was.

“The DofE group made their way over Kinder Scout and down to Edale without any problems.

“The woman then decided to make her own way down Fairbrook, when she fell over some rocks sustaining head and leg injuries.

“Glossop, joined by Edale team made their way up Fairbrook and came across the woman in an awkward position.

“She was treated by an Edale team doctor for her injuries. Due to nature of her injuries the RAF tasked a Sea King helicopter which was able to winch the woman onboard. She was taken to Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.”

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