The walker is stretchered to the valley and the waiting air ambulance. Photo: UWFRA

The walker is stretchered to the valley and the waiting air ambulance. Photo: UWFRA

A walker was airlifted to hospital after falling on steep ground in the Yorkshire Dales.

The 47-year-old woman was walking above the village of Kettlewell today when she injured herself.

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association was called out to help the ambulance service about 11.30am.

A team spokesperson said: “After administering pain relief, the casualty was stretchered down to the valley. The air ambulance then transported the casualty to hospital.”

The rescue involved 17 volunteer members of the Grassington-based team.

Some articles the site thinks might be related:

  1. Yorkshire Dales walker suffers serious head injuries in fall on Moughton
  2. Injured climber airlifted after 50ft fall on Twistleton Scars in Yorkshire Dales
  3. Injured Gordale walker crawls to ambulance after Yorkshire Dales fall
  4. Yorkshire Dales walker rescued after slip leads to leg injury at Conistone Pie
  5. Dales Way walker airlifted after being trampled by cows