The woman slipped coming down Swine Tail on Ingleborough, to the right of the summit plateau

The woman slipped coming down Swine Tail on Ingleborough, to the right of the summit plateau

A walker was airlifted from Yorkshire’s second highest fell after slipping on ice and injuring herself.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out at 2.40pm today to Ingleborough, one the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

A 56-year-old woman slipped high on the footpath coming down from the Swine Tail ridge towards Horton in Ribblesdale.

The rescue went to her aid and treated her for a suspected broken leg. She was then stretchered to an air ambulance which flew her to hospital for further treatment.

It was the volunteer team’s ninth callout of the year.

Ingleborough, at 724m (2,375ft) is the second highest of the Three Peaks, often tackled together as part of a 39km (24-mile) challenge walk.

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