The injured man is stretchered to the air ambulance. Photo: Upper Wharfedale FRA

The injured man is stretchered to the air ambulance. Photo: Upper Wharfedale FRA

A man was airlifted to hospital after injuring himself when he fell from rocks at a North Yorkshire beauty spot.

The 21-year-old suffered suspected back and pelvic injuries in the incident at Brimham Rocks east of Pateley Bridge.

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association was called out at 12.45pm on Saturday and joined ambulance service paramedics at the National Trust-owned site, famed for its gritstone rock formations.

Brimham Rocks is noted for its gritstone formations

Brimham Rocks is noted for its gritstone formations

A team spokesperson said: “After assisting the paramedics in treating the patient, the team stretchered the casualty to a Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter.”

The 2½-hour rescue involved 10 volunteers from the Grassington-based team.

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