MOUNTAIN rescue volunteers were turned out to rescue an injured man on Knott Hill, Delph on Tuesday.

The drama unfolded when Oldham Mountain Rescue Team were asked for help from North West Ambulance Service to get to the stranded man.

He had suffered leg injury and NWAS crew at the scene treated the casualty when mountain rescue arrived.

After a quick assessment by the mountain rescue doctor applied a leg splint and packaged him on the team’s stretcher and sledged down the hill to a waiting ambulance.

OMRT spokesperson said: “Thanks to a couple who allowed us access via their garden, which made life a lot easier.”

Seventeen OMRT personnel were involved for one hour and 30 minutes.