Paraglider Rescued After Crash Below Stanage Edge

On Saturday, 26th February 2024, at 16:30 hrs, the Edale Mountain Rescue Team (EMRT) was dispatched following a call from Derbyshire Police to a report of a paraglider crash below the iconic Stanage Edge in the Peak District.

The incident required immediate attention due to the potential severity of the paraglider’s injuries.

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Upon arrival at the scene, the EMRT team found the paraglider and quickly assessed their condition.

The casualty had sustained injuries necessitating prompt medical intervention.

The team administered pain relief and carefully splinted the injured limb to prevent further damage and to alleviate the paraglider’s discomfort.

With the initial treatment administered, the rescue operation proceeded with the team stretcher-bearing the injured paraglider to a waiting ambulance from the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMASNHSTrust).

The efficient and coordinated effort ensured the casualty was transported to the hospital for further medical care.

This rescue operation highlights the risks associated with paragliding, especially in areas with challenging terrains like Stanage Edge.

It also underscores the importance of the rapid response and professionalism of mountain rescue teams in handling emergency situations in remote locations.

The Edale Mountain Rescue Team extends their best wishes to the injured paraglider for a full and speedy recovery.

Incidents like these serve as a reminder of the invaluable service provided by volunteer rescue teams and the critical support they offer to outdoor enthusiasts in distress.

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