The girl was in Lower Long Churn Cave in Ribblesdale

The girl was in Lower Long Churn Cave in Ribblesdale

A schoolgirl was airlifted to hospital after suffering a painful locked hip joint while on a caving trip in the Yorkshire Dales.

The 14-year-old, described as a novice by rescuers, was with a school group in Lower Long Churn Cave near Selside in North Yorkshire yesterday, when she suffered a recurrence of the previous condition while coming out of the cave.

Fellow cavers called 999 before moving the girl to the cave entrance.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 2.45pm and its members gave the young caver pain relief before stretchering her to a team vehicle to shelter.

An air ambulance then landed and flew her to hospital for treatment.

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