Peak District Walker Rescued After Scramble Slope Fall

In a dramatic rescue operation on March 1, 2024, mountain rescue teams were deployed to assist a man injured in the Peak District.

The incident occurred just before 13:00 GMT, when a group of walkers discovered the man who had slipped while ascending the Crowden Clough scramble slope near Edale.

The group immediately contacted the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to report the incident.

However, the poor mobile phone signal in the area made it challenging to pinpoint the injured man’s exact location. In response, rescuers from Kinder and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams, two of the seven volunteer groups operating within the Peak District, were called in to assist EMAS paramedics shortly after 14:00.

Alan Howarth, deputy team leader at Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, highlighted the difficulties faced in locating the casualty due to minimal phone signal.

Despite these challenges, the combined efforts of both mountain rescue teams ensured the man was safely carried down to a waiting ambulance in Edale.

The operation was further supported by a passing walker who initially helped the casualty and raised the alarm, a gesture the rescue team gratefully acknowledged.

The injured man was transported to Sheffield Northern General Hospital, although the specifics and severity of his injuries were not disclosed by EMAS.

This rescue underscores the critical role of mountain rescue teams and the importance of cooperation among emergency services, volunteers, and the public in ensuring the safety of walkers and climbers in the UK’s outdoor spaces.

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