Busy day for mountain rescue teams

EDALE and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were called to Peak Cavern in Castleton on Monday to help the ambulance service.

A lady had slipped and sustained an ankle injury in the entrance to the show cave.

The ambulance crew were able to access the casualty and the team were stood down en-route.

In the evening the Buxton Team were called to Castle Naze Rocks, near Dove Holes to assist the ambulance service.

A 19-year-old female from Beeston, Nottinghamshire was solo climbing in the corner arête area and came off, falling some 25 feet to the ground.

She had sustained shoulder and lower leg injuries, and was treated on site by the ambulance service paramedics. The casualty was then placed onto a mountain stretcher and evacuated to the road side before being transferred into the ambulance and taken to Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport for further treatment.

Neil Carruthers, Buxton Team Leader said: “We have been very busy recently with six calls for assistance over the last five days. This reflects the commitment and enthusiasm of our team members, their families and employers, for which we are very grateful.”