Thursday 16th July 2015 – 4.20pm – Claire Brown.
A rock climber in the Peak District ended up leaving The Roaches by stretcher this afternoon after falling four metres down the rock face.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to The Roaches in Upper Hulme, Leek at around 12.45pm (Thursday). A paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and an ambulance attended and were joined by Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The 23-year-old woman, who had come up from the South with a group of friends, had reportedly fallen around four metres down the rock face. Thankfully, her rope system prevented her from falling to the ground.
“The woman and her friends were reached by the ambulance staff and the mountain rescue team and she was assessed. She had sustained a suspected pelvic injury and an ankle injury in the fall. The medical team administered pain relief to the woman before she was immobilised with a pelvic splint, scoop stretcher and neck collar.
“Ambulance staff and the rescue team then carried the woman down to the awaiting ambulance, which was half a mile away on the road, before she was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”