The incident happened at Stanage Edge

The incident happened at Stanage Edge

A climber was rescued after falling from a popular Peak District crag.

The woman fell and suffered a suspected broken leg when she came off the rock and hit a ledge at Stanage Edge today, Saturday.

She was leading a route near Flying Buttress when she fell.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the incident about 1.30pm.

A team spokesperson said: “The fall was arrested but she was left suspended.

“Fortunately a nearby climbing instructor was on hand who was able to rig a rescue lower and safely get the lady to the ground. Team members arrived and treated the suspected fractured leg with a splint and gave pain relief before placing the lady into our stretcher for the carry off to the ambulance.”

It was the second Saturday in succession the Edale team has had to deal with an injured climber at Stanage.

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