Norwich climber in dramatic Peak District rescue

A Norwich climber astounded mountain rescuers after he turned up to a charity event just a day after he fell 10 metres from a climb and was airlifted to hospital.

The 24-year-old was the lead climber on a route at the Roaches, on Sunday, May 6. He fell about ten metres, hitting the cliff wall on his way down, after part of his rope system had failed.

He suffered back and facial injuries and was treated on site by the ambulance service paramedics.

Members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team carried him to the waiting Midlands Air Ambulance and he was flown to the University Hospital North Staffs for further treatment.

Neil Carruthers, team leader, said: 'This climber was wearing a helmet which undoubtedly had saved him from further head injuries.

'Unbelievably he turned up whilst we were fundraising in Buxton on bank holiday Monday to thank the team personally.

'Thankfully his injuries were not as serious as first thought.'

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