The incident happened above Gordale Scar

The incident happened above Gordale Scar

An injured walker crawled to a waiting ambulance after falling into a ravine in the Yorkshire Dales.

Rescuers were called out today after the incident near Gordale Scar, near Malham.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation received a call about 4.35pm to say a 55-year-old man was suffering from serious bleeding after ‘an extreme fall, into a deep ravine’.

A team spokesperson said: “As CRO members were en route, Yorkshire Ambulance Service advised that he had crossed the beck and had crawled out of the valley, up to the ambulance crew.”

Team members had earlier gone to the aid of an injured lamb in reputedly the largest natural hole in England.

The lamb was rescued from Hull Pot

The lamb was rescued from Hull Pot

Walkers reported seeing an injured sheep in Hull Pot on the lower slopes of Pen-y-ghent.

A team spokesperson said: “A small team from CRO hauled out a lamb with a broken leg and delivered it to its owner.”

The 90m (300ft) long chasm has 33 rock climbing routes, graded from Very Difficult to E3, along with sport climbing routes up to 8a, in its 18m (60ft) depth.

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