Team helps hurt walker

Days after taking part in a training exercise and weeks since escorting Father Christmas on a sleigh ride tour of the town, Glossop Mountain Rescue Team was playing it for real.

Called out at 1pm on Sunday, 15 members were back on Crowden rescuing a walker who had suffered a badly injured knee.

The 65-year-old Nottingham man was descending from the Pennine Way near Highstones when it’s believed he slipped.

The casualty’s condition was treated at the scene before he was stretchered a short distance to the team’s ambulance and off for more treatment.

From the initial alert, the rescue had taken two and a quarter hours.

The recent training exercise had seen a realistic rock rescue at Stable Clough on Bleaklow.

Volunteers - with ‘wounds’ created by make-up artist Claire Arrowsmith - were brought off the crags using ropes  and stretchers.

Meanwhile the annual December Santa Tour involved the team taking Father Christmas around Glossopdale streets greeting children and raising money to buy the kind of equipment needed to rescue stranded, lost and injured people.

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RESCUE: An injured walker was helped off the moors.

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