Team members stretcher the injured walker from the scene. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

Team members stretcher the injured walker from the scene. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

A walker was rescued after he injured himself when he fell into a river at a South Pennines beauty spot.

The 50-year-old was walking at Hardcastle Crags near Hebden Bridge on Monday when he slipped on banking and hurt his back in the fall.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out went to help the man at the remote site, where an ambulance paramedic from a rapid response vehicle met them.

A Calder Valley SRT spokesperson said: “The casualty was in considerable pain, so was made comfortable and immobilised in a vacuum mattress to minimise any further injury, before being stretchered for approximately 100m from the river bank, out of the steep terrain, up to Widdop Road, where he was handed over to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service for onward journey to hospital.”

The rescue involved 21 volunteers from the rescue team.

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