The woman fell high on the path leading from Whernside's summit. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The woman fell high on the path leading from Whernside's summit. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

An off-duty paramedic went to the aid of a walker who fell and injured herself on Yorkshire’s highest peak.

The 68-year-old was descending from Whernside’s summit ridge towards Bruntscar when she fell and suffered a head injury.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was alerted about 2.55pm on Tuesday.

The paramedic, who was also a member of a neighbouring mountain rescue team, was walking near the incident, high on the path leading from the felltop and was able to assess the walker’s injuries and advise rescuers what equipment would be needed to evacuate the injured woman.

A CRO spokesperson said: “While CRO members were travelling to the incident, an attempt was made to begin walking the patient off the hill, but she became unwell and had to wait for the team’s arrival.

“She was stretchered down to a road ambulance, waiting near Bruntscar, and assessed by paramedics, who took her to hospital.”

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