Moughton and Hunterstye. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Moughton and Hunterstye. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker suffered serious head and face injuries in a fall on a Yorkshire Dales hillside.

The 71-year-old was descending the steep hill at Hunterstye below Moughton on Thursday when he fell.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 11.05am and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance also flew to the scene at the head of Crummackdale.

A team spokesperson said: “The air ambulance was able to drop paramedics nearby, but then had to land at the bottom of the hill due to a lack of suitable landing places near the casualty.

“When team members arrived on scene, they assisted the paramedics in packaging the casualty in a team stretcher, and with the assistance of the walker’s companions, were able to ‘sled’ the casualty down the steep slope and then carry him to the waiting air ambulance.

“The casualty was then flown to hospital for emergency treatment. The walker’s companions were then transported back to their vehicle in Clapham by the team.”

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