Rescuers stretcher the injured climber from the crag. Photo: UWFRA

Rescuers stretcher the injured climber from the crag. Photo: UWFRA

A climber was rescued after suffering a suspected broken leg in a fall from a North Yorkshire crag.

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association was called out about 2.45pm on Sunday to Almscliff Crag near Harrogate, at the request of the ambulance service.

The team’s swiftwater rescue members were practising at Addingham Weir and made their way to the site, arriving shortly before a contingent from the UWFRA base in Grassington.

A team spokesperson said: “On arrival at Almscliff the casualty had been diagnosed as having a suspected lower leg fracture.

“His injury had been splinted and pain relief administered by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. The team assembled a stretcher and carried the casualty to the waiting road ambulance.”

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