Climbers help rescuers after a woman and her uncle were seriously injured in a fall on Stanage Edge. Photo: Edale MRT

Climbers help rescuers after a woman and her uncle were seriously injured in a fall on Stanage Edge. Photo: Edale MRT

Mountain rescuers have publicly thanked climbers who helped when two people were seriously injured in a fall from a Peak District crag.

A large group of rock-climbers helped in the rescue operation at Stanage Edge on Sunday when a man and woman fell from the Martello Buttress at the popular site.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out and was joined by colleagues from the Glossop team. Both were already on duty in the area providing safety cover for a fly-past of two Lancaster bombers over the Derwent Valley.

A 25-year-old woman fell from a route and pulled her 53-year-old uncle, who was climbing with her, from the crag.

Edale MRT said the woman broke her pelvis and suffered multiple facial fractures in the fall. Her climbing partner broke his lower back and injured his head.

Fellow climbers line up to help get one of the injured pair from the crag. Photo: Edale MRT

Fellow climbers line up to help get one of the injured pair from the crag. Photo: Edale MRT

Spokesman Martin Gorman rescuers were quickly on the scene. “The injured were treated by ambulance service staff and team members and prepared for a quick evacuation to hospital by helicopter,” he said.

“A large group of other climbers on the crag quickly abandoned their own climbs and made themselves available to help with the delicate task of getting the injured to two separate air ambulances, one on the top of the edge and one near the car park.

“Their assistance was really valuable and both MRTs would like to say a big thank you to all of them.”

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