DERBY Mountain Rescue Team were called to rescue a walker for the second time in five days from the same location.
A 31 year man from Leek had been walking the popular riverside path between Dovedale and Milldale on Sunday morning when he slipped and injured his ankle while descending from the location known as Lover’s Leap. He had been out with a group of friends on a training walk, preparing for a 180 mile charity walk from Leek to Newcastle, due to take place later this year.
The team were called along with a WMAS paramedic and a Wetton and Alstonfield First Responder. The team were first on scene and carried out initial treatment before carrying the man down to the first responder’s 4x4 vehicle, which was used to cross the river and transport him back to the Dovedale Car Park, where an ambulance was waiting to take him to North Staffs hospital for treatment.
The team had attended an incident at the same location on Wednesday evening, to another man with an injured leg, one of four incidents that the team has been called to over the last week, three of which have been in the vicinity of Dovedale.