Rescuers with the fallen walker at the scene. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

Rescuers with the fallen walker at the scene. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

Rescuers rigged up a rope system to bring to safety a walker who fell about 65ft down a steep slope at a Pennine beauty spot.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out about 3.15pm on Sunday after the incident at Hardcastle Crags, a wooded area near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.

Ambulance staff requested the team’s help after being called to aid the man, who fell 20m from the main track at the site.

A team spokesperson said: “Team members made their way to the location and once on scene assessed the casualty’s injuries. Thankfully he had sustained only minor cuts and bruises from the tumble.

“The casualty was then placed on a stretcher and using a rope system, hauled back up the steep slope to the track and handed over to the ambulance crew.”

The rescue involved 30 Calder Valley team volunteers along with one from Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association.

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