Buxton: Rescue Team called to aid of girl injured after jumping into rockpool

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team
Buxton Mountain Rescue Team

A 12-year-old girl was taken to hospital by air ambulance after jumping into a rockpool in the Upper Derwent and sustaining back injuries.

The Buxton Moutain Rescue Team and the East Midlands Ambulance Service arrived at the scene, at Slippery Stones, on Monday afternoon (July 25).

The girl was treated on site by team members and ambulance service paramedics and loaded onto a mountain rescue stretcher before being carried to the Derbyshire Air Ambulance which had landed some distance away due to the steep terrain.

She was then flown to the Sheffield Childrens Hospital for assessment.

A team spokesman said: “ Due to the remote location, 4x4 vehicles were used to access the casualty site with equipment, which was a mile beyond the nearest road.

“Mobile phone coverage was non existent and the radio communications were difficult, so a radio link was established to make contact with the air ambulance and the receiving hospital.”