Fallen climber rescued by mountain team

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An abseil attempt went badly wrong after a South Wingfield man had to be rescued yesterday.

Derby Mountain Rescue Team were called out to the fallen climber near the National Stone Centre outside Wirksworth, at 1pm on July 16.

Whilst abseiling in one of the quarries, the 28-year-old, who had been visiting the area with his fiancé, fell around five metres injuring his leg.

With no phone signal at that location it took ten minutes for the emergency services to be called. Derby MRT were first on scene and the man was assessed and treated by team members who gave him pain relief and splinted his leg.

He was evacuated by the team to a waiting East Midlands Ambulance Service land ambulance who took him to the Derby Royal for further treatment.

20 volunteers from Derby MRT attended the call out.