The walker was stretchered off the hill for half a mile. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

The walker was stretchered off the hill for half a mile. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

A walker had to be stretchered for half a mile after injuring herself in a slip in the South Pennines.

The woman was walking her dog on moorland near Grey Stone Edge above Ripponden in West Yorkshire on Friday when she fell on uneven ground, dislocating her ankle.

Ambulance paramedics and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance went to the walker’s aid.

A spokesperson for Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team, which was alerted shortly before midday, said: “Due to the remote location, on arrival it was obvious the help of mountain rescue was needed and CVSRT was duly called.

“Arriving within a few minutes of the callout, CVSRT members headed out on to the hill to assist the paramedics on scene.

“Once the patient’s pain was under control her ankle was relocated by the paramedics and CVSRT members then took over care. The patient was assisted on to our stretcher and then carried approximately half a mile from the hill to the waiting ambulance for onward transport to hospital.”

The rescue involved 16 volunteers from the Mytholmroyd-based team.

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