The walker injured himself near Long Bank End.  Photo: Karl and Ali CC-BY-SA-2.0

The walker injured himself near Long Bank End. Photo: Karl and Ali CC-BY-SA-2.0

Two mountain rescue teams were involved in the rescue of a walker who suffered an injury in a remote part of the Yorkshire Dales national park.

The 72-year-old badly twisted his knee on the hillside below Long Bank End, overlooking Dentdale on Sunday.

Kendal Mountain Rescue Team was joined by the Cave Rescue Organisation in the operation to help the man.

The Kendal team was called out and requested help from the CRO about 2.45pm.

Team members went up to the site, at the north-east end of the Middleton Fell ridge, from Dentdale and from Barbondale, with a third Kendal group approaching from Fellside in the West.

A Kendal MRT spokesperson said: “The location was difficult to access and required a combination of ‘exciting’ off-road driving and long steep ascents with heavy loads.

“The weather on the top was deteriorating and became pretty grim as darkness fell.

“The casualty was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher over very steep and difficult ground to a waiting ambulance at Corn Close.”

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