The man fell while climbing on Malham Cove

The man fell while climbing on Malham Cove

A climber was rescued from a Yorkshire Dales crag after falling 10ft and breaking his ankle.

The 19-year-old was tackling a route on Malham Cove on Saturday when he fell about 3m on to rocks.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 1.10pm. A team spokesperson said: “The casualty was accessed from the lower tier, where his injury was splinted, before placing him into a Titan stretcher.

“The stretcher was then carried along the ledge and down the slope secured by a belay, before being placed in a CRO vehicle for transport to Town Head Farm, where the casualty was transferred to a road ambulance.”

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