Rescuers were called out to Upper Booth. Photo: Peter Barr CC-BY-SA-2.0

Rescuers were called out to Upper Booth. Photo: Peter Barr CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring himself in the Peak District.

The 49-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent was walking with his daughter when he fell while crossing a stream.

Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were called out about 2.05pm to the incident at Upper Booth in Edale today.

An Edale team spokesperson said: “He suffered a fractured dislocation of his elbow.

“The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was also sent to the scene. Having been unable to land near the casualty, a doctor and paramedic were dropped off to provide immediate treatment.

“After pain relief and manipulation at the scene, the male managed to walk the short distance to the helicopter with assistance by crew and initial team members.

“Team members then escorted his daughter back to Edale.”

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