Man falls 50ft down Kinver Edge prompting mass night-time rescue

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A man fell 50 foot down Kinver Edge on Saturday, sparking a mass night-time search from emergency services.

A police helicopter was dispatched to hover over the Staffordshire beauty spot using a search light and thermal imaging, while ambulance and fire crews led the hunt on the ground after the incident was reported around 9.30pm on Saturday.

The man was found unconscious a short while after and was taken to hospital suffering head and chest injuries.

Another person was also treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Around 15 firefighters attended with crews from Stourbridge, Stafford and Sandyford assisting the rescue.

A fire control spokesman said: "We got a call at half nine last night from the ambulance requesting our assistance in relation to one person with a head injury and thought to be unconscious.

"It was confirmed he had suffered a fall from a height.

"Crews got there at 9.55pm, from Stourbridge, the rope rescue crew from Stafford, and Sandyford.

"It was a complex rescue but the Hazardous Area Response Team, which is part of the ambulance team, managed to get to him. One other casualty was treated for minor injuries.

"Both were taken to hospital by ambulance. We came away about quarter past midnight."

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