Student injured in fall from window

A 17-year-old, German student on a week-long school visit to Edale, suffered significant back and head injuries in a fall during the early hours of Monday morning.

He was attempting to close a first floor window in the Youth Hostel annex, when he slipped and fell through landing in the yard below.

Ambulance crews were assisted by members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team in transferring the injured teenager down a steep grassy slope to the waiting ambulance.

He was taken to the Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport for further treatment.