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Fall from rock on the Roaches

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 21, 2014

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A man has been injured in a fall from a rock he was ‘free-climbing’ in North Staffordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to The Roaches shortly before 12.20pm on Sunday.

A paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The paramedic area support officer was the first to arrive and was met by a representative of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust who helped identify the exact location of the rock and the conditions of the terrain.

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“As the paramedic walked up the hill to the rock, the air ambulance arrived but due to the location, further help was needed and Buxton Mountain Rescue was also called in.

“Crews were told the man who is in his thirties had been ‘free-climbing’ and had fallen approximately 10 metres.

"He had a broken collar bone and shoulder injuries. He also had back pain.

“He was given pain relief and was fully immobilised. Buxton Mountain Rescue helped carry him downhill to the waiting air ambulance and he was flown to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.”

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