Woman rescued 2 days after 200ft plunge

A WOMAN driver has been found alive two days after her car plunged nearly 200ft down an embankment.Mountain rescue teams, acting after an alert raised by a local farmer, found Helen Sykes, 46, trapped in her car between Edale and Buxton in Derbyshire's Peak District.

A WOMAN driver has been found alive two days after her car plunged nearly 200ft down an embankment.

Mountain rescue teams, acting after an alert raised by a local farmer, found Helen Sykes, 46, trapped in her car between Edale and Buxton in Derbyshire's Peak District.

Mrs Sykes, from Dronfield in Derbyshire, had to be cut from the vehicle by firefighters. She was then lifted up the embankment on a stretcher by volunteer rescue workers using ropes.

The victim was taken to Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre with injuries which are thought not to be life-threatening although it is understood that she was suffering from hypothermia.


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