The walker broke his arm while coming down Ingleborough

The walker broke his arm while coming down Ingleborough

A walker tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks was airlifted from a fell after breaking his arm.

The 37-year-old, who was taking part in an organised event, was coming down the Swine Tail ridge on Ingleborough and slipped.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was alerted at 3.45pm today and members made their way to the site, on the route between the 724m (ft) summit of the fell and Horton in Ribblesdale.

An air ambulance landed at the scene shortly before the CRO team arrived.

After being treated by paramedics, the walker was airlifted to hospital.

Long Churn Cave is popular with beginners but has been the scene of fatalities

Long Churn Cave is popular with beginners but has been the scene of fatalities

The CRO was earlier today called out after concern was expressed that a group of 10 cavers had been seen heading for a popular beginners’ system in heavy rain and high-water conditions.

The four adults and six youngsters between the ages of 12 and 14 were seen making for Long Churn Cave near Selside after parking their minibus in Alum Pot Lane.

A rescue team spokesperson said: “A small CRO team was sent to check that everything was OK.

“As the team was assembling at the cave entrance the group surfaced, safe and well.”

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