The walker slipped while descending Whernside

The walker slipped while descending Whernside

A walker tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge was rescued from the county’s highest fell after injuring himself.

The 35-year-old man was coming down the steep descent from Whernside when he slipped and suffered a suspected broken ankle.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 1.45pm today and went to the scene on the 736m (2,415ft) peak.

The walker was treated and then stretchered down to Bruntscar where a waiting ambulance took him to hospital for further treatment.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge involves a circuit of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in a continuous 39km (24-mile) route.

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