The team stretchers the injured climber from the crag. Photo: Edale MRT

The team stretchers the injured climber from the crag. Photo: Edale MRT

A climber was rescued after he was injured when his protection failed in a fall on a Peak District crag.

The 19-year-old from Devon was leading a climb on Bamford Edge on Tuesday when he fell.

His protection was ripped out as he came off the rock and he landed heavily.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly after 5pm. A team spokesperson said he was suffering from suspected concussion and lower back pain. “The team were quickly on scene to assess and immobilise, prior to stretchering the young man off the hill to a waiting land ambulance,” the spokesperson added.

Earlier in the day, the team joined Buxton MRT in dealing with a walker who experienced chest pains while on Win Hill.

The spokesperson said: “Due to the nature of the incident the Derbyshire Rutland and Leicester Air Ambulance was also tasked to the job along with a Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedic.

“The team were quickly on scene to assess and evacuate the gentleman down to the waiting air ambulance. Once the casualty was safety aboard and on his way to hospital, members then quickly repacked and restocked equipment and made their way back to their day jobs.”

The Edale team has responded to 96 incidents so far this year.

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