Fall while rock-climbing on the Roaches

Sunday 9th August 2015 – 9.50pm – Chris Kowalik.

A man has broken his ankle in a fall on the Roaches in north Staffordshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 1.55pm today.

A community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A man in his twenties had fallen 25 feet landing on his ankle, breaking it.

“Ambulance crews worked with mountain rescue teams to reach the man. Access by foot was a 15 minute walk from the tea rooms. The air ambulance landed on a ridge.

“The man’s injury was treated at the scene and he was given pain relief before being flown to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”

Fall while rock-climbing on the roaches 09-08-15

Picture: Midlands Air Ambulance


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