Stoke & Staffordshire

Staffordshire rock climber seriously injured in fall

Rescue party Image copyright West Midlands Ambulance Service
Image caption Buxton Mountain Rescue helped Midlands Air Ambulance to bring the man down to safety

A rock climber is continuing to receive hospital treatment being seriously hurt in a 10m (33ft) fall in Staffordshire.

He was rescued by Midlands Air Ambulance and Buxton Mountain Rescue from The Roaches in the Peak District National Park at 12:30 BST on Sunday.

The man, in his 30s, was flown to hospital with a broken collarbone, shoulder injuries and back pain.

He had been free climbing, in which participants may use equipment for safety but not for help in ascending.

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