Rescuers stretcher the woman from the incident site. Photo: Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team

Rescuers stretcher the woman from the incident site. Photo: Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team

A walker was rescued after injuring herself in a slip at a Pennine beauty spot.

The Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was alerted about 3.15pm yesterday, Sunday, after the 60-year-old injured her ankle at Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire.

A spokesperson for the Mytholmroyd-based team said: “After pain relief was administered, the lady was carried on a stretcher to the waiting ambulance which took her to Calderdale Royal Hospital for further treatment.

“Her husband, who suffered with angina and other medical conditions, was also assisted by team members to the ambulance for further assessment and treatment.”

Twelve volunteer from the Calder Valley SRT took part in the rescue at Hardcastle Crags, a largely wooded area in a valley near Hebden Bridge, with 40km (25 miles) of paths running through it.

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