The rescue scene. Photo: Buxton MRT

The rescue scene. Photo: Buxton MRT

A young walker was airlifted to hospital after tripping and knocking themselves unconscious.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the incident at Forest Chapel in the Peak District about 12.15pm on Saturday.

A team spokesperson said: “The team was called out by a family group who were enjoying a walk around Macclesfield Forest. A young person in the group tripped and fell, and unfortunately was knocked unconscious.

“All vehicles were dispatched to Forest Chapel and team members first to arrive headed directly to the casualty site, which was 300m from Charity Lane. At the same time, the North West Air Ambulance arrived on scene and Peak District national park volunteer rangers also arrived on foot.

“The casualty had now regained consciousness and was assessed by an air ambulance paramedic, before being placed on a stretcher and evacuated to the helicopter.”

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