Man rescued from the Roaches

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A man had to be rescued after becoming injured while on The Roaches at the weekend.

Emergency services were called to a a rock face off Buxton Road, Upper Hulme, just after 4.30pm on Saturday to help a man who had suffered an injury while 40 feet up on the rock face.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “It’s believed the man had become injured whilst lowering his companion down the rock on a rope. Due to the nature of his injuries he was unable to make his own descent.

“The man, thought to be in his late 20s, was brought down safety using specialist equipment. He was treated by ambulance crews for a wrist injury and was discharged at the scene.”