Team members at the site of the climbing fall at Lawrence Field. Photo: Edale MRT

Team members at the site of the climbing fall at Lawrence Field. Photo: Edale MRT

A climber suffered back and face injuries when he fell from a Peak District crag.

The 22-year-old man was climbing at Lawrence Field near Hathersage when he fell about 7m (23ft).

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the incident on Saturday evening.

Ed Proudfoot of the team said: “Our deputy team leader was first on scene, acting in his capacity as an East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic and treated the man for back and facial injuries as well as administering intravenous analgesia.

“Team members were not far behind and worked to secure the climber on our vacuum mattress and stretcher for the carry off from the crag and back to the road.

“He was then swiftly transferred into the waiting ambulance and taken to the Northern General in Sheffield for treatment.”

Earlier in the day, the team was called to help at a farm in Wigley near Chesterfield when a man slipped while rebuilding a fence on the edge of woodland, suffering a suspected broken leg.

Mr Proudfoot said: “With the help of the man’s colleagues, we were quickly shown to his location which turned out to be quite a distance through the fields, and well away from the road.

“Fortunately we were able to access the casualty site with our 4×4 vehicles to transport team members and kit. One of our team doctors administered pain relief, while team members applied a split to the injured leg.

Rescuers stretcher the injured man from the site at Wigley. Photo: Edale MRT

Rescuers stretcher the injured man from the site at Wigley. Photo: Edale MRT

“Given the man’s pain and discomfort we transported him back to the road manually on our stretcher rather than in the back of a vehicle, the stretcher providing a much smoother and less bumpy ride over the rough ground.

“Once back to the road we were able to transfer him to the waiting ambulance for onward transport to Calow hospital.”

One of the Edale team was called into action while on a training weekend in the North-East.

The dog handler was taking part in a Search and Rescue Dogs Association exercise when Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team was called to help search for two missing girls in the Thornaby area.

Mr Proudfoot said: “The call came in just before midnight on Friday night and the team deployed members and dog teams to search dense woodland and open farm land.

“The search was eventually stood down in the early hours. Fortunately the girls were located safe and well and returned home later that morning.”

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