Thorton Force, scene of the rescue. Photo: Elliott Simpson CC-BY-SA-2.0

Thorton Force, scene of the rescue. Photo: Elliott Simpson CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was stretchered from a Yorkshire Dales beauty spot after slipping and suffering a suspected broken ankle.

The 61-year-old woman was walking on the Ingleton waterfalls trail yesterday when she slipped on the path above Thornton Force.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was alerted about 3.50pm and went to the woman’s aid. She was treated at the scene then carried to a team vehicle which took her to a waiting ambulance on the road in Kingsdale.

The rescue was the 49th of the year for the team, which carries out rescues both on the fells and in the caves of the area.

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