The upper entrance to Long Churn Cave, near Selside. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The upper entrance to Long Churn Cave, near Selside. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A woman was rescued from a Yorkshire Dales hillside after injuring herself on a caving trip.

The 21-year-old dislocated her knew near Long Churn Caves at Selside on Sunday.

The Cave Rescue Organisation, whose members had been taking part in a practice exercise with the Humberside Coastguard helicopter at Ribblehead, was alerted about 2.15pm.

A team spokesperson said the would-be caver slipped and injured herself near the stile leading to the upper entrance to the cave system. “Her companion had relocated the joint, but she was unable to weight-bear and was in extreme pain,” the spokesperson said.

“CRO members immobilised the leg and carried her by stretcher, then Land Rover, to a road ambulance waiting in Alum Pot Lane.”

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