Rescuers at the scene of the incident in the quarry. Photo: Derby MRT

Rescuers at the scene of the incident in the quarry. Photo: Derby MRT

A climber was rescued after falling 16ft while abseiling.

The man injured his leg in the incident in Derbyshire on Saturday.

A Derby Mountain Rescue Team spokesperson said: “The team was called out to reports of a fallen climber near the National Stone Centre outside Wirksworth at 1pm.

“A 28-year-old man from South Wingfield had been visiting the area with his fiancée. While abseiling in one of the quarries he fell an estimated 5m, injuring his leg. With no phone signal at that location it took 10 minutes for the emergency services to be called.

“Derby MRT was first on scene and the man was assessed and treated by team members who gave him pain relief and splinted his leg.

“He was evacuated by the team to a waiting East Midlands Ambulance Service ambulance which transported him to the Derby Royal for further treatment.”

The rescue involved 20 Derby MRT volunteers.

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