Dog walker ‘indebted’ to rescuers after shattering elbow in Peak District

Edale Mountain Rescue Team rescue a walker on Froggatt Edge.
Edale Mountain Rescue Team rescue a walker on Froggatt Edge.

A Chesterfield man who broke his elbow on a Peak District mountain wants to thank the mountain rescue volunteers who rescued him.

Wayne Allen, 49, was out walking his dog on Froggatt Edge on Wednesday when he tripped and fell, shattering his elbow.

Wayne Allen was rescued by the Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

Wayne Allen was rescued by the Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

After he called 999, 20 members of the Edale Mountain Rescue Team quickly came to his aid, taking him off the mountain and even going so far as to take his dog home and pick up his wife from work.

He said: “I feel so deeply indebted to them - what they do is amazing.

“It was a very simple trip but the consequences of me being up there on the Edge made it more difficult to get to the car.

“I don’t think people appreciate how bad it can get when things go wrong.”

Temperatures were dropping rapidly as the team got to Wayne.

Temperatures were dropping rapidly as the team got to Wayne.

After being rescued by the volunteers, Wayne was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital by land ambulance.

He has since been told by surgeons that he must have a further operation on his elbow to remove bone fragments.

A spokesperson for Edale Mountain Rescue Team said: “This was the second time we were called out that day.

“Team members were quickly on scene to protect the gentleman from the falling temperatures with a shelter tent and administer analgesia for his pain.

“The team then carried him back to the car park on our stretcher for onward transport to hospital.

“Quite a number of team members who attended this incident also were up at 2:30am for another search, and then completed a full day’s regular work. All 100% voluntary.”

To find out more about the work of the Edale Mountain Rescue Team visit www.edalemrt.co.uk.