Team members lower the woman in a stretcher, using a rope system. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

Team members lower the woman in a stretcher, using a rope system. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

A woman was rescued from steep woodland at a West Yorkshire beauty spot after she fell and suffered a suspected broken leg.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out yesterday to aid ambulance staff who were at the site at Chevin Forest Park, Otley.

The team had to rig up a technical rope system to stretcher the 47-year-old from the scene.

A team spokesperson said: “Due to the steep, densely wooded and slippery location, the team used a rope system with four ‘barrow boys’ attached to the Bell stretcher to evacuate the casualty, some 125m down the hillside to the road below and the waiting ambulance.”

The four-hour rescue involved 15 volunteer rescue team members.

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