The woman was injured while coming down from Whernside

The woman was injured while coming down from Whernside

A walker was stretched off Yorkshire’s highest peak after slipping and injuring her leg.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called out today after the 50-year-old woman suffered a suspected broken leg on Whernside.

She was coming down the fell towards Bruntscar this afternoon when the incident happened.

Rescuers were alerted about 3.10pm and CRO members treated her at the site before carrying her down to a team vehicle which then took her to a waiting ambulance at Philpin Lane, Chapel-le-Dale.

It was the 21st callout of the year for the Clapham-based team, which carries out rescues both on the fells of the Dales and in the area’s caves and potholes.

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