The woman is lowered on a stretcher from rocks near the Cow and Calf. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

The woman is lowered on a stretcher from rocks near the Cow and Calf. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

Two rescue teams were called out to help a woman trapped on a ledge while scrambling at a Yorkshire beauty spot.

The 41-year-old from Shipley in West Yorkshire slipped while scrambling up rocks in the quarry next to Cow and Calf Rocks in Ilkley yesterday.

The woman injured both ankles and ended up on the rock ledge.

Friends called an ambulance and staff immediately called out Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team.

Colleagues from Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association were also called out and helped in the rescue, on the edge of Ilkley Moor.

A Calder Valley SRT spokesperson said: “Following treatment by ambulance service paramedics, the casualty was lowered to safety on an Alpine stretcher by team members with the assistance of our colleagues from Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association.

“The casualty was taken by land ambulance to Airedale Hospital [in Steeton].”

The Calder Valley team was also called out on Saturday to help a woman from Manchester who slipped and sprained her ankle badly while walking in the South Pennines.

Margaret Potts was on Withens Moor near Blackstone Edge when she suffered the injury.

The Calder Valley SRT spokesperson said: “The group of friends she was with tried to carry her initially but after a short distance they soon realised it was too far for the three of them to manage on their own and called 999 to request mountain rescue assistance.

“The team responded very quickly as they were on route to a fundraising event at the Robin Hood Inn, Cragg Vale.

“After a telephone conversation with her companions, the team leader was able to pinpoint their location on the moors above Withens Clough Reservoir, on a path approximately three miles from the road.

“Team members located the group and treated Margaret for her leg injury and exposure before evacuating her via stretcher and Land Rover to an NHS ambulance on the main road.

“She was taken to the Royal Oldham Hospital for treatment.”

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