The scene at today's rescue. Photo: Edale MRT

The scene at today's rescue. Photo: Edale MRT

A badly injured and hypothermic man found by walkers is believed to have been out all night on a Peak District hill.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.20pm today to the upper Burbage Valley after the discovery.

Ed Proudfoot of Edale MRT said: “Walkers had discovered the man who was unsteady on his feet and on closer inspection also had severe head injuries.

“The walkers administered aid and called the emergency services who dispatched paramedics as well as an air ambulance from East Midlands Airport.

“Edale team was called to the incident and responded quickly with two team paramedics and team vehicles.

The injured man had parked his car at Higger Tor layby at some point last night.

Mr Proudfoot said: “Edale team medics and the air ambulance doctor treated the individual for hypothermia and injuries consistent with a significant fall. It is believed that the individual had been out all night and was suffering from severe hypothermia.”

The man was immobilised on the team’s specialist mountain rescue stretcher and taken by the team to a waiting ambulance which took him to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital.

  • This story is an updated version of an earlier one posted today

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