A walker was injured close to the top of Malham Cove

A walker was injured close to the top of Malham Cove

A rescue team was called to two incidents involving injured walkers in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was alerted about 12.15pm today, Sunday, after a 67-year-old man slipped on muddy grass near the top of Malham Cove.

The walker suffered an ankle injury and CRO members went to his aid.

When they arrived at the scene above the 80m (260ft) limestone crag, the man had already been placed into an air ambulance.

The helicopter flew him across the cove to the roadside, where team members then stretchered him a short distance to a waiting ambulance which drove him to hospital.

Within a short time of returning to their base, members were again called out to the lower slopes of Ingleborough, where a walker had suffered a suspected broken and dislocated ankle when she slipped on a muddy footpath near the Fell Lane track.

The 68-year-old was treated at the scene by a paramedic and CRO members before being sledged by stretcher to a team vehicle which took her from the hill to an ambulance in Ingleton.

The latter rescue was the team’s 12th this year.

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