Three people had to be rescued from vulnerable positions in two separate incidents over the weekend in North Staffordshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) were called on Sunday after a report that a man had fallen from a height on The Roaches, in Upper Hulme, Leek.
Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were among those to attend the scene.
A WMAS spokesman says they managed to access the man who had come to rest halfway up a hillside.
They said he was found to have suffered "multiple serious injuries" and crews began treating the patient whilst "working to prepare the patient for moving off the hillside".
Medical staff then administered specialist trauma care before the man was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital by land ambulance where his condition was described as “very serious".
Meanwhile, on Saturday WMAS were called to reports of two patients who were trapped in Thor’s Cave on Leek Road in Wetton.
Crews arrived to find a man and a woman, who were trapped on a steep slope at Thor’s Cave.
Ambulance staff were told the patients had got into difficulty whilst walking.