A spectator at a motorbike trials was carried off by air ambulance after falling into a stream and being rescued by fire crews.
The man was watching the races at Wildboarclough yesterday (Sunday, July 3) when he slipped down a rocky embankment into a tributary of Cumberland Brook.
Firefighters from Macclesfield and a specialist rope rescue unit and supporting fire crew from Knutsford attended at 10.36am to rescue the man who had fallen seven metres.
They placed the man onto a stretcher before handing him into the care of the air ambulance.
Crews were at the scene for around one hour.
It’s the job of rope rescue unit to stabilise casualties who have fallen any distance and suffer neck and back injuries.
The crew helps the fire service in its responsibility to rescue people in trouble in locations which are above and below the ground level.
It helps fire crews to work safely in dangerous locations such as near to scaffolding, rock faces and high rise buildings and also helps the ambulance service to rescue people.
The unit is called to around 100 emergencies a year.