The incident happened at the top of Malham Cove. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The incident happened at the top of Malham Cove. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker was rescued from a Yorkshire Dales beauty spot after suffering a suspected broken leg in a slip.

The 69-year-old woman was on the limestone pavement on top of Malham Cove on Sunday when she fell.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called out at 2.25pm.

A team spokesperson said: “Visibility was very poor due to low cloud and the pavement was extremely slippery.

“The casualty was located by CRO team members and treated for a suspected lower leg fracture. With care, the casualty was carried on a stretcher to a CRO vehicle for transport down to Malham village and transfer to a Yorkshire Ambulance Service team.”

It was the team’s first callout of 2019.

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