A man has suffered potentially serious injuries in a ‘fall from height’ into a quarry.

Emergency services were called to Belmont Road just before 9pm last night to rescue a man from Wilton 1 Quarry.

A 30 year-old climber was reported to have fallen 14 metres.

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service said: “We responded to a patient following a call at 20.43 reporting a patient had fallen from height.

“An ambulance crew, advanced paramedic and solo responding paramedic attended offering immediate care.

“A man was taken to hospital with potentially serious injuries.”

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team was also called to the incident to rescue the man from the bottom of the quarry.

A spokesman for Bolton Mountain Rescue Team said: “The incident involved 28 members of our team in a 320-metre removal of the casualty from the bottom of the quarry.

“We used a scoop stretcher, a wheeled stretcher and a vacuum mattress.”

The rescue team were called just after 9pm.

The spokesman added: "A 30 year old male climber was reported to have taken a 14 metre fall, and was believed to be unconscious.

"Team members were in attendance within 14 minutes of the initial call and they met with the responding North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust crews who were dealing with a potentially seriously injured casualty.

"After assessment and initial treatment by the NWAS crews, the casualty was immobilised using specialist team equipment  and he was carried a distance of 320m out of the quarry and downhill to the NWAS ambulance parked on the A675."

The area is popular with walkers and climbers.

Climbers have attempted Wilton Quarries, which are between Scout Road and Belmont Road.

In 2019, Bolton Mountain Rescue volunteers rescued a climber after a quarry fall.