The fallen climber is stretchered from the crag. Photo: Edale MRT

The fallen climber is stretchered from the crag. Photo: Edale MRT

Rescuers have thanked members of the public who helped carry an injured fellow climber over difficult terrain after a fall at a popular Peak District crag.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out to Stanage Edge about 10.50am on Saturday.

A team spokesperson said: “As it happened, many of the team were out on a training exercise nearby. This allowed us to respond rapidly.

“The climber was treated by medics from the Derbyshire, Rutland and Leicester Air Ambulance before being carried on the mountain rescue stretcher to the helicopter before transfer on the hospital.

“Many thanks to all the climbers who assisted in the stretcher carry over the boulder field. Many hands make light work.”

After packing away the team’s rescue gear, members returned to their training session.

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