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Rescue team members at the site next to Brontë Bridge. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

Rescue team members at the site next to Brontë Bridge. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

A walker was stretchered from a West Yorkshire beauty spot after breaking her ankle.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance joined members of the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team at the scene at Brontë Waterfalls near Haworth on Sunday.

However, the 24-year-old walker decided she would rather be transferred to hospital by road ambulance.

The team was called out at 5pm following a request for urgent help from the ambulance service, and 23 volunteer members joined the operation at the site, on the moors near the Brontë village. The woman had fallen and suffered a suspected broken ankle.

A team spokesperson said: “Once she was comfortable, CVSRT members carried the casualty by stretcher out of the valley to the lane head to the waiting ambulance.”

The rescue lasted 2¼ hours.

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