Rescue team members stretcher the injured rider from the woods. Photo: Edale MRT

Rescue team members stretcher the injured rider from the woods. Photo: Edale MRT

A mountain rescue team was called out for its first incident of the year – to the same location as the previous two years’ first callouts.

In an odd quirk of fate, Edale Mountain Rescue Team had to deal today with an injured mountain biker in woods in the East of the Peak District it had visited in two years previously.

It was the third year running the team’s first callout was to Hell Bank Plantation near Beeley.

A team spokesperson said: “This time it was for a 40-year-old local mountain biker who had gone over the bars landing awkwardly and sustained a painful pelvic injury.”

Ambulance service hazardous area response team members treated the man at the scene before Edale MRT members stretchered the rider to a waiting ambulance.

He was then taken to the major trauma centre in Sheffield.

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