Cave Rescue Organisation members carried the climber's body from the crag

Cave Rescue Organisation members carried the climber's body from the crag

A climber as died after a fall on a Yorkshire Dales crag.

The woman was on Oxenber Scar near Austwick yesterday when she fell while descending between climbs.

Ambulance staff and members of the Cave Rescue Organisation went to the scene but were unable to revive the 74-year-old.

A CRO spokesperson said: “A climber fell, head first, while descending the ‘easy’ gully, between climbs.

“Arriving on scene, a Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedic pronounced her dead. After a brief police investigation, CRO members lifted her into a stretcher, which was then lowered from the crag and carried down to the roadhead.”

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