Members of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team treat the injured climber at Earl Crag, Cowling. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

Members of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team treat the injured climber at Earl Crag, Cowling. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

A climber was rescued after breaking his leg while bouldering on a North Yorkshire crag.

The 54-year-old man fell from Earl Crag above Cowling on Sunday morning.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service requested help from Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team to deal with the climber, who had an open fracture to his lower leg.

A Calder Valley SRT spokesperson said: “Working alongside paramedics from YAS and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and once the patient’s pain was under control, team members evacuated the injured climber on a mountain rescue stretcher to the waiting helicopter on the crag top.

“The helicopter then transported the casualty to the nearest road where additional CVSRT members assisted in transferring him to a waiting road ambulance.

“The team sends our best wishes to injured climber and hope he makes a speedy recovery.”

The rescue involved 24 of the team’s volunteers.

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