Team members in action treating the fallen boulderer on Stanage Edge. Photo: Edale MRT

Team members in action treating the fallen boulderer on Stanage Edge. Photo: Edale MRT

A fallen boulderer was among five incidents a Peak District rescue team was called out to in 24 hours, including three mountain bikers.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at the weekend to Stanage Edge where a young man had fallen while bouldering at the Plantation.

He fell awkwardly, dislocating his knee.

An ambulance paramedic was on the scene quickly, with team members following.

An Edale MRT spokesperson said: “Painkillers were administered, the dislocation reduced and the leg splinted. The casualty was then carried off to the car park to be taken to hospital by ambulance.”

On Sunday the team was alerted to three separate incidents involving injured mountain bikers.

The spokesperson said: “Initially the team was called by the police to assist in the rescue of a fallen mountain biker with an upper leg injury in the upper Derwent valley, assisting Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team.

“However, prior to deployment on to the hill the team was re-tasked to another fallen mountain biker with a neck injury nearer to their location.

“Team members were able to access the biker rapidly and assess their injuries. As a second Land Rover made its way round the east side track they were flagged down for a further fallen mountain biker with a shoulder injury.

“The first biker was dealt with by Woodhead MRT and Yorkshire Air Ambulance; the second casualty with the neck injury was handed over to the ambulance service and the third casualty was evacuated by mountain rescue ambulance to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.”

In the evening the fourth call of the day came in with a request from Buxton Mountain Rescue Team for help with an incident in Upper Crowden Brook on Kinder Scout.

The spokesperson said: “A walker had fallen, sustaining a painful leg injury. Three team members at base tidying up kit from the last few incidents, plus another local team member attended.

“Fortunately, the Coastguard S-92 helicopter was able to winch the casualty and deliver them safely to Sheffield for onward care at the Northern General Hospital.”

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