Boy, eight, rescued after crevice fall

A eight-year-old boy suffered injuries to his head, face, back and leg when he fell 30 feet into a crevice in the Back Forest, in Gradbach, on Tuesday afternoon.

Buxton and Derby mountain rescue teams were called out to Lud’s Church, a natural rock feature, just after 5pm where the boy, from Warrington, had been out walking with his family.

He was taken to Gradbach Scout Camp and airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.