The crags at the southern end of Pen-y-ghent. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The crags at the southern end of Pen-y-ghent. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker was airlifted from a Yorkshire Dales peak after suffering breathing difficulties.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out to Pen-y-ghent on Tuesday when the 41-year-old was reported to be in respiratory distress.

A team spokesperson said: “On arrival, team members found the casualty, with her walking partner, to be in a very distressed state, near the top of the crags at the South of the mountain.

“The walker and her partner were made safe, and moved to gentler ground near the ridge, and their dog was led down the crag to safety by a team member.

“Because of the treacherous, icy conditions, a Coastguard helicopter was requested to assist, and winched both persons off the mountain, before conveying them to Preston A&E for a precautionary check-up.”

The dog was taken to a team member’s home and later collected by relatives.

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