Mountain rescue team hurt sledging in Pennines
Tuesday 28 December 2010
A member of Bolton's mountain rescue outfit had to be evacuated by air ambulance after a sledging accident on Sunday.
The 17-strong Bolton Mountain Rescue Team was taking advantage of a quiet Boxing Day to spend the afternoon tobogganing on Rivington Pike, a steep hill on the West Pennine Moors, using an old stretcher as a sledge.
The 21-year-old man had to be airlifted to hospital after crashing down a vertical drop on the steep slopes near Bolton. He was released later in the day with severe bruising.
Mountain rescue team leader Garry Rhodes said: "It was just an accident – we had been so busy with all the jobs that we thought we would have a day sledging. Sledging is dangerous, but it is also good fun."
A man was killed yesterday in Cumbria after falling 25 metres at a popular ice-climbing spot. More than 30 mountain rescuers were called to the incident at the frozen Cautley Spout waterfall in the Eastern Howgills, south of Kirkby Stephen.
- 1 Stolen Instagram photo sells for $90,000
- 2 Before you complain about your GP, this is what you need to know about actually doing the job
- 4 'Don't blame all men for rape' campaign backfires spectacularly
- 5 Charlie Charlie Challenge explained: not a Mexican demon being summoned — it's gravity
UK's biggest male rape charity Survivors UK has state funding slashed to zero despite 120% rise in men reporting sexual violence and seeking help
Priest warns pupils the 'Charlie Charlie Challenge' is 'demonic activity'
'Don't blame all men for rape' campaign backfires spectacularly
Iran launches anti-Isis cartoon competition 'to expose true nature of Islamic State'
Fifa corruption arrests: Sepp Blatter 'quite relaxed' and confident he is 'not involved'
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
£20000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A multi-skilled engineer with a...
£17000 - £21000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Engineers for field & bench ser...
£30000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A fantastic opportunity for a t...
£35000 - £50000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This global provider of call ce...