Rescuers stretcher the injured walker from the site near Stoodley Pike. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

Rescuers stretcher the injured walker from the site near Stoodley Pike. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

A walker was rescued from a South Pennines hillside after she injured herself when she slipped on black ice.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out at 11.50am on Sunday to aid the woman, who had suffered a painful ankle injury in the slip below Stoodley Pike.

The callout was the second for the team in half an hour. The Mytholmroyd-based volunteers were alerted at 11.25am when a man fell from his mountain bike in the Oxenhope area in West Yorkshire.

A team spokesperson said: “Very shortly after the full team callout had started, we received news that the ambulance crew with assistance from some very kind members of the public had helped the injured rider to the ambulance.

“The team were promptly stood down.”

Twenty team members then made their way to the site of the second incident, between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge.

The spokesperson said: “Once on-scene team members treated the casualty for an isolated ankle injury, providing pain relief and splinting.

“Once the casualty was more comfortable, she was packaged and transferred by stretcher to a road ambulance for onward journey to hospital.”

The rescue lasted almost 2¾ hours.

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