UPDATED: Harborough 12-year-old girl treated by mountain rescue team while on Peak District hiking expedition
A GIRL from Harborough on a hiking trip had to be stretchered from a Peak District hillside after falling and injuring herself, a mountain rescue team said.
The 12-year-old was with a group of scouts from Harborough when she suffered what rescuers described as a serious leg injury while on the Doctor’s Gate path on the southern slopes of Bleaklow.
Glossop Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 2.30pm on Saturday and went to the scene, near the footbridge over Shelf Brook, east of Glossop.
A spokesman for the team said: “Very heavy rain made the going difficult. The team arrived on scene and placed the injured girl in a casualty tent for treatment.”
A doctor from Edale Mountain Rescue Team also joined the Glossop members in treating the girl, who was with the group on a hiking visit to the area.
She was given first-aid then stretchered to the Glossop team’s Land Rover which took her to a waiting ambulance.
The 12-year-old was then taken to Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, for further treatment.
She was treated at the hospital for a broken leg.
A total of 19 members of Glossop MRT took part in the rescue, their second of the week.
Doctor’s Gate, which is denoted on Ordnance Survey maps as a Roman Road, links Glossop with the summit of the Snake Pass.
A spokesman for the Scouts said: “Scouting offers challenge and adventure to 525,000 people across the UK with over 200 activities from abseiling to zorbing.
“Safety in Scouting is always our number one priority. Whilst hill walking over the Bank Holiday weekend a Scout slipped in wet conditions and broke her leg. The young person received medical attention locally and is now home with her family.”
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