Trow Gill, near Clapham, scene of one of the rescues. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Trow Gill, near Clapham, scene of one of the rescues. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker was rescued after falling on a rocky path in the Yorkshire Dales.

The 71-year-old tripped and injured himself near the top of Trow Gill, between Clapham and Gaping Gill, on Thursday.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called out at 3.45pm and went to the walker’s aid. A team spokesperson said: “He injured his right leg and reported to us being unable to bear weight on his leg.

“He was assessed by a CRO team doctor and treated by CRO members for a possible fracture and muscle injury to his leg. The casualty was carried in a stretcher to a CRO Land Rover ambulance for the cross-country drive to Clapham village, where he was transferred to a Yorkshire Ambulance Service vehicle for his onward journey to hospital.”

The team was in action again on Friday when a walker slipped and fell while on the bridleway over Scales Moor, to the South of Whernside.

The spokesperson said: “She had tried to brace against her fall by stretching out her arm, causing a suspected fracture and dislocation.

“CRO members assisted Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics with transport to the scene and helped with the treatment of the casualty and then her transfer to an air ambulance.”

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