Rescuers at the scene in How Stean Gorge. Photo: Sara Spillett/UWFRA

Rescuers at the scene in How Stean Gorge. Photo: Sara Spillett/UWFRA

Rescuers were called out to a North Yorkshire beauty spot in the early hours of Good Friday after reports that a teenager had fallen into a ravine.

The 18-year-old suffered pelvis and leg injuries in the incident at How Stean Gorge in Nidderdale, near the village of Lofthouse.

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association was called out about 2.05am to join Yorkshire Ambulance Service hazardous area response team paramedics at the scene.

After treatment by the paramedics, the injured man was stretchered by the rescue team out of the gorge to an ambulance.

An Upper Wharfedale FRA spokesperson said: “The ambulance transported the patient closer to where a Coastguard helicopter had landed and the team then transferred the patient into the helicopter.”

How Stean Gorge is home to one of England’s two outdoor via ferrata routes, allowing visitors to the ravine to use fixed ladders and beams to tackle a climbing route through the gorge.

It is also used for outdoor activities such as gorge scrambling, abseiling and paddlesports.

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