Mountain rescuers carried walker on stretcher after he injured leg in Peak District
An injured walker in the Peak District was brought to safety last night, after mountain rescue teams were called to assist the casualty.
Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were alerted to the incident in the Winnats Pass area at 7.41pm yesterday evening (Wednesday, August 11) by East Midlands Ambulance Service.
While initially the teams were informed that the casualty was near the summit of Winnats Pass, it was later established following a call from a passerby who found the man, that he had sustained a lower leg injury while walking in the field below Mam Tor.
One of the Edale mountain rescuers was first on the scene and provided the injured walker with pain relief.
He was then placed on a stretcher and carried down to the ambulance and crew waiting below.
Edale Mountain Rescue thanked the man who found the casualty and stayed with him until they arrived.
In a post on Facebook the team wrote: “First indications were that the gentleman was near the summit of Winnats Pass. After the informant was called back, it was apparent that they were in the field below Mam Tor.
“Due to holidays and midweek low numbers, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were requested to assist.
"A local Edale member was first on scene and started to provide casualty care.
"The gentleman was treated for a lower leg injury and provided with pain relief before being placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and carried to the awaiting ambulance and crew.
“Thank you to the gentleman that found the casualty and stayed with him until we arrived on scene.”