Members of the Cave Rescue Organisation were called out to the injured fellwalker

Members of the Cave Rescue Organisation were called out to the injured fellwalker

A fellrunner was rescued after suffering a suspected broken ankle in the Yorkshire Dales.

The 38-year-old man slipped when he was crossing a clapper bridge between Masongill and Thornton in Lonsdale today.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 1.25pm and went to the runner’s aid.

A team spokesperson said: “He tried to continue but after 20m was unable to negotiate a stile and was forced to call for help.”

The rescuers used the Sarloc smartphone system to pinpoint his location and members made their way to the site, and splinted the injured leg before stretchering him across fields to a Westgate Farm where an ambulance was waiting to take him to hospital.

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