Buxton Mountain Rescue Team help save elderly man from Roaches Rocks after fall

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called to the Roaches Rocks after a 68-year-old man was taken to hospital.

The man was walking with friends yesterday afternoon (July 5), near Leek, Staffordshire, when a pre-existing medical condition caused him to stumble and he was unable to continue.

Firefighters from Staffordshire were on exercise nearby and were able to offer immediate assistance. A West Midlands Ambulance Service First Responder Unit also attended and treated the casualty on site.

Twelve mountain rescue team members responded to the call and quickly climbed to the scene with evacuation equipment.

A spokesman for the mountain rescue team said: “With all the medical treatment completed the task of a stretcher carry from the rocky outcrop was a simple one made even easier with the assistance of sixteen firefighters.

The man was taken to hospital for further assessment and treatment by the ambulance service.