Calder Valley team members at the scene with the air ambulance on the hillside above Brontë Falls. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

Calder Valley team members at the scene with the air ambulance on the hillside above Brontë Falls. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

A walker was airlifted from a Yorkshire beauty spot after he suffered a suspected broken leg.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out about 11.30am on Sunday at the request of Yorkshire Air Ambulance which had flown to the site at Brontë Falls, near Haworth in West Yorkshire.

The elderly man had injured his leg in a fall at the site, which lies on the popular route between Haworth and Top Withins on the Brontë moors.

A team spokesperson said: “Once on-scene, the casualty was safely packaged and transferred a short distance back up the steep hillside to the waiting air ambulance, for onward journey to hospital.

“The team stood down at 12.36 and returned to base to await the arrival back of the swiftwater rescue members in Calder Mobile 2 and 3 who were returning from assisting fellow mountain rescue teams and emergency services with the ongoing Cumbria floods.”

The rescue involved 21 volunteer members of the Calder Valley team.

The air ambulance takes off from the site on the Brontë moors.

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