Rescuers stretcher the injured woman from the crag. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

Rescuers stretcher the injured woman from the crag. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

A woman was rescued from a North Yorkshire crag after suffering a suspected broken ankle.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out on Thursday to aid ambulance staff at Earl’s Crag above Cowling.

St John Ambulance staff, working on behalf of Yorkshire Ambulance Service, requested help from the team about 11.40am and 12 of its volunteers went to the scene, where the hazardous area response team was also in attendance.

The 48-year-old was treated at the site then stretchered to an ambulance which took her to hospital.

The rescue took almost three hours.

Search and rescue team members and ambulance staff at the site. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

Search and rescue team members and ambulance staff at the site. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

The team was called out again about 5pm the same day when police asked for its help with a vulnerable woman who was in a precarious position near Otley Chevin in West Yorkshire. She was reported to be very cold and unresponsive.

A team spokesperson said: “While en-route, the team were notified to stand down as the police had managed to secure the female and remove her from harm’s way.”

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