Rescuers stretcher the injured woman to the waiting helicopter. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

Rescuers stretcher the injured woman to the waiting helicopter. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

A woman was rescued after breaking her ankle when she fell into water at a West Yorkshire beauty spot.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out to Brontë Waterfalls after being alerted to the incident by ambulance staff.

The team said within four minutes of the alert, 15 of its volunteer team members were en route to help.

The woman was also suffering from mild hypothermia after being immersed in water at the scene.

A team spokesperson said: “Once on-scene, the team doctor and paramedics tended to the casualty whilst the remaining team members prepared the Bell stretcher to transfer the lady to the waiting Bristow Helicopters’ Sikorsky S-92 helicopter for her onward journey to Airedale Hospital.”

The rescue, at the site on the Bronte moors near Stanbury, lasted about 1½ hours.

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