Winterscales Beck near Ribblehead, with Ingleborough in the distance. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Winterscales Beck near Ribblehead, with Ingleborough in the distance. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker has died after being injured by cattle in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 1.35pm on Saturday at the request of ambulance paramedics to the incident bear Chapel-le-Dale.

The 82-year-old, from Foulridge, Lancashire, was walking with his 78-year-old wife and their two terriers near the bridge over Winterscales Beck between Low Sleights and Ivescar, in the area between Whernside and Ingleborough.

A team spokesperson said: “When the first CRO members arrived, paramedics were attempting cardiopulmonary resuscitation. When a second road ambulance and an air ambulance arrived, CRO members withdrew.

“The walker’s wife sustained a leg wound and was taken to hospital, while one of their terriers required veterinary treatment.”

The team had earlier been called to a 72-year-old man who injured himself near Ingleton.

The spokesperson said: “Having travelled by train and taxi, to follow the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, a walker found it closed, so tried to bypass the barrier.

“In a field across the river from the trail entrance, he slipped and fell. Perhaps because of one of his medical conditions, he was reported to be experiencing breathing difficulty. Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for assistance in locating him and then, when the paramedics had completed their assessment, team members evacuated him to the road ambulance on Oddie’s Lane.”

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