Man rescued from The Roaches

Saturday 14th December 2013 – 8.20pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A man has been rescued from The Roaches after becoming injured.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a rock face off Buxton Road, Upper Hulme in Leek at approximately 4.35pm this afternoon.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a senior paramedic officer and the Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the scene. The mountain rescue, police and fire service were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival, crews found a man who had become injured 40 feet up on the rock face.

“It’s believed the man had become injured whilst lowering his companion down the rock on a rope. Due to the nature of his injuries he was unable to make his own descent.

“The man, thought to be in his late 20’s, was brought down safety using specialist equipment. He was treated by ambulance crews for a wrist injury and was discharged at the scene.”


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